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Black Widow Spiders

- Adult black widow spiders have a shiny, black, rounded, circular abdomen and are about 1/3 inch long (about 1-1/2 inches when their legs are spread). Adult spiders have two reddish or yellowish triangles on their bottom which looks like an hourglass marking, and their body color is dark colored usually black or sometimes dark brown. They are usually recognized because of their red or red-orange hourglass design on the bottom of their abdomen. This pattern is changeable and may look like two separated spots....   [tags: Biology Biological Spiders Research Spider Essays]

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Toxic Animals: The world of Spiders

- TOXIC ANIMALS INTO THE WORLD OF SPIDERS INTRODUCTION Spiders are beautiful creatures that belong to the order Arachnida, their found in different environments all of the world even in damp marshes of the desertas long as there are arthropods to feed on (Preston-Mafham, 1993).All spiders are carnivores they hunt and feed on live insects, although some family of spiders specialize in hunting other spiders, the main thing is that they are all carnivores (Preston-Mafham, 1993). Some spiders hunt at night while others hunt during daylight time....   [tags: morphology, poison, bite]

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Experiment: Sexual Cannibalism in Spiders

- The experiment was conducted to test three different variables. These variables are an assessment of female aggressiveness, food deprivation, and staged male to female interactions. When testing the female aggressiveness, virgin females were run through a latency of attack assay to determine their aggressiveness. The spiders were given 30 seconds and a cricket was dropped in and a measurement was taken of how long interaction occurred between the cricket and the spider. When testing food deprivation, the number of days that female spiders went without food varied and was paired in groups of 1, 3, and 5 days for routine feeding....   [tags: female aggressiveness, food depravation]

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Spiders and Arachnids: Similar Yet Different

- Many people think that spiders and arachnids are synonyms with the same meaning and classifications. Through this piece, one will understand various differences and similarities between the two. Spiders are a member of the order, Araneae, class, Arachnids, and the phylum, Anthropods. Within the arachnid class lies much diversity and a few common traits. Spiders are grouped into this class as well as scorpions, ticks, mites, and many more organisms. The order, Araneae, is comprised of spiders. How do spiders and arachnids compare....   [tags: Insects]

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Spiders

- Spiders Spiders can be found in all environments throughout the entire world, except in the air and sea. (Biology of Spiders, R.Foelix) These invertebrates of the order Aranea are one of the several groups of the Class Arachnida, with about thirty four thousand species. They range in body size from only a few millimeters in length to almost five inches. All are carniverous and have four pair of walking legs, one pair of pedipalps, and one pair of chelicerae. (Spiders, W.Shear) Each chelicerae consists of a base and a fang....   [tags: science]

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Spiders

- Spiders My essay is on spiders. I have chosen a few spiders to report about. I also have some basic info about spiders in general. Spiders comprise a large, widespread group of carnivorous arthropods. They have eight legs, can produce silk, and usually have poison glands associated with fangs. More than 30,000 species of spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica in almost every kind of terrestrial habitat and a few aquatic ones as well. Spiders range in body size from about 0.5 mm (0.02 in) to 9 cm (3.5 in)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creative Writing: Chewing Gum, Spiders and Pigeons

- If I were invited into ‘room 101’ I would nominate the following things: chewing gum, spiders and pigeons. All of these things get on my nerves and deserve to go into room 101. The thing I dislike the most about chewing gum is where people leave it, on the bus, under tables and on the floor. It’s disgusting. Have you ever accidentally stepped on a piece of chewing gum just walking down the street. It gets stuck to your foot all day, you try and scrape it off, but it just isn’t budging. You then have to resort to using your fingers to pick off somebody else’s revolting ball of goo....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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The Golden Spiders Movie and a Recurring Theme of Marxism

- Nero Wolfe novels are remarkably known for their theme of good versus evil, rich versus poor, and powerful versus weak. The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout was remade into made for television movie, the plot of the movie very closely follows that of the novel. Wealth, inequity, and mistreatment of migrants are central themes within the novel and it is also prevalent in other Nero Wolfe novels. It is the very typical proletariat versus the bourgeois, the primary argument for Marxist thought. The oppressed poor being manipulated by the rich upper class....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Spiders for Biological Control

- Spiders for Biological Control With the ever-increasing problem of pest control, it is clear that some form biological must be implemented in order to help farmers. This biological control must be able to effectively control the pest population, this means not killing them but rather never letting the pest populations get too large. Through computer-simulated programs the Spider Division of Frankenstein, Inc. was able to genetically create a spider that genetically perfect for biological control....   [tags: Papers]

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Sexual Reproduction of Spiders

- One of the largest issues in animal sexual reproduction is the conflict of interests between the female and the male of the species. For example, multiple mating has been shown to greatly increase the fertilization rate for the male, but recent studies have shown that multiple mating also benefits the female. The demonstrated benefit to the female is “sequential female choice;” that is, the ability (on the part of the female) to allow the fertilization of her egg clutch with more viable offspring....   [tags: Biology Animal Insect Sex Mating Cannibal]

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`` From Here On, Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders `` By Dave Barry

- The world enjoys pigeonholing both men and women. It can be exhausting living in our judgmental society, where there is an expectation for each gender to fit into a rigid box of stereotypes. That is why, when Dave Barry is given the negative stereotypical question, “‘Why do men open a drawer and say, ‘Where is the spatula?’ Instead of, you know, looking for it?’” (1), he goes into a ranting frenzy. Barry responds and challenges this negative question in his column, on February 4, 1999, by writing the essay, “From here on, let women kill their own spiders”....   [tags: Rhetoric, Question, Irony, Stereotype]

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Symptoms of Phobias

- Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two- whether it be a fear of heights or of spiders; but at a certain point, fear intensifies and crosses the line into a phobia. A phobia is defined as a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous. A phobia causes intense physical and psychological reactions which affects a person’s ability to function normally at work or in social settings....   [tags: spiders, heights, abnormal, irrational fear]

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Toys, Deer, and Spiders

- Throughout my childhood, movies were an immense sense of escapism; however I did not realize this till now. Films ranging from the childish to the mature grabbed me at such a young age and decided to never let go. The different stages in my life (toddler, child, teenager, and early-adult) had a profound effect on my life as I experienced an assortment of unusual movies. My toddler years consisted of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Goonies, and Cinderella. I went to even greater heights as a toddler to wear out a Barney VHS Tape, more specifically Barney’s Great Adventure....   [tags: Narrative]

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The Ramist Logic of Edward Taylor's Upon a Spider Catching a Fly

- The Ramist Logic of Edward Taylor's Upon a Spider Catching a Fly Like other Puritanical writers of his generation, Edward Taylor looked to nature and utilized it as an example of a belief system that he had already deemed factual. The use Ramist logic here may seem irrational to many. The very essence of logic commands that we must first look toward nature and then draw conclusions from it. In his work, "Upon a Spider Catching a Fly", Taylor applies his doctrine in advance by using the interaction between an arachnid and a certain contrasting insect as an example of the Calvinist theory of predestination; the belief that one's fate cannot be influenced by one's works or earthly deeds....   [tags: Edward Taylor Upon Spider Catching Fly]

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The Black Widow Spider

- Black Widow Spider Classification The spider is a wide known organism with a wide influence on life. The black widow spider is just one of over 30,000 types of spiders. Black Widow is a common name for the spider which is classified scientifically as K: Animalia, P: Arthropoda, C: Arachnida, O: Araneae, F: Theridiidae, G:Latrodectus, S: mactans. The species name mactans specifies the southern black widow spider. There are 31 different species from the genus Latrodectus. This genus is commonly referred to as widow spiders....   [tags: biology, entomology, arachnids]

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Free Essays - Along Came A Spider

- James Patterson wrote Along Came A Spider. The genre is adult fiction. It is a good novel because it has a great mystery in it. This novel also has a lesson in it. The lesson is not to tie your family up with your work. The setting in this novel takes place in Washington DC from 1932-1934. Gary Soneji, (a.k.a. Gary Murphy) is a serial killer who kidnapped two children, Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie actress. The other child was Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the Secretary of the Treasury....   [tags: spider]

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Brown Spider Monkeys

- Spider Monkeys, a type of New World monkey, are mostly found black in color but actually have several species colors including brown, red, golden and buff. Spider monkeys as a whole species live in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and can be found as far north as Mexico. The brown spider monkey or variegated spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is a critically endangered species of spider monkey from northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela. The taxonomic history of the brown spider monkey has been a bit confusing, as it have been sited to be either a subspecies of either the Geoffroy’s spider monkey and/or the White-fronted spider monkey....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Amazing Spider-man

- ... Spider-man could be anyone giving a sense that he is ‘the superhero who could be you’2. This idea started a comic revolution, which later resulted in comics such as The Incredible Hulk, and X-men3. An article by Christopher Conway introduces and idea that “The Amazing Spider-man” can be seen as an ‘extension of a conservative view of politics and public life.’ This claim is supported by the view that Spider-man’s heroics are placed at the service of Cold War politics, battling communists and personal gain4....   [tags: film analysis, peter parker]

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Primates Observation: Spider Monkey and Sifaka

- I chose to study the behaviors of the Spider monkey and the Sifaka. I chose them for a few reasons, one being that Spider monkeys are incredibly adorable and two Sifaka’s remind me of a childhood television show, Zoboomafoo. These two primate groups also struck my attention in class, so this project was a perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper. The behaviors I chose to observe were social interactions and locomotion. The biggest differences I noticed between the two primates were that the Spider monkeys have the prehensile tails and without exerting extra energy is able to engage in a few common locomotion patterns such as quadrupedal, suspensory and bipedalisim....   [tags: social interaction, locomotion, behavior, energy]

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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future

- Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]

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The Spider and Soul in Walt Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider

- The Spider and Soul in Walt Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider Works Cited Not Included In “A Noiseless Patient Spider”, Walt Whitman compares the images of a spider creating a web to catch its prey to his own soul. In the first stanza, he describes the spider creating its web. In the second stanza, he begins to describe his own soul searching for something it needs. Throughout the poem, Whitman is relating the spider to the human soul by showing how both would pursue and capture what they need to continue to exist in this life....   [tags: Poetry Analysis Whitman Essays Papers]

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spider

- First discovered in 1900, little was known about the happy-face spider until 1972. The obviously named happy-face spider is a small spider found in the native rainforests of the islands Maui, The Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Molokai at elevations of 1000 to 6000 feet. Typically around a quarter of an inch long, its diet consists of small insects that it hunts mainly during the night for small insects. They spin their webs on the undersides of leaves of specific plants and usually avoid contact with humans or other potentially danger animals, although only birds present a natural threat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spider-Man Essay

- The director of Spider-Man (Sam Raimi) has introduced the audience to a feeling of aspiration through a variety of different techniques and captures the viewer’s attention to the smallest details with great success and deliverance to become the character that is Peter Parker. One of the ways that make the audience aspire to be Spider-Man is the set. The idea of the director is to involve the viewer in the story; he does this by having a set that most people at home can relate to, as the family in Spider-Man have not got a lot of money and are an average group and a typical American family....   [tags: Movies, Film, Cinematography]

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The Powerful Use of Imagery and Metaphor in a Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman

- The heart of poetry is in its imagery, which leads the reader to perceive all of the senses the poet was feeling – the sights, sounds, scents, touches. A poet uses imagery to evoke these emotions in the reader to paint a mental picture – to “show” the reader the experience that inspired the poet, not just “tell” the story. In “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” Walt Whitman’s use of metaphor and powerful imagery emphasizes the speaker’s own search for soulful connectedness to the world. As written in the second stanza at line six “And you, O my soul where you stand, / Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space, /Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect...   [tags: imagery, senses, metaphor]

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Dickinson's The Spider holds a Silver Ball

- Dickinson's The Spider holds a Silver Ball Paradox baffles and inspires thinkers because it wipes out the greatest of conclusions, puts us intimately in touch with the very nature of inexplicable feeling, both simultaneously implodes and explodes the mind, and of course induces a certain sensation, as Dickinson puts it, “as if the top of my head were taken off.” It seems to me that in art this is the fix we desire, where sensation obliterates logic. Dickinson's poetry is one of the few places I have so far found the paradoxic tendency so profoundly expressed....   [tags: Dickinson analysis spider Silver Ball Essays]

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Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman

- Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman On the surface, Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman is about politics and oppression. Caged literally and figuratively in an existential cell, both Molina and Valentin are wards of a police state and are therefore powerless to change their circumstances. But the novel is really about how spiritual freedom is cultivated and made manifest by Molina's retelling of his favorite movies. Because the substance of the films is first filtered through Molina's perspective, his perversion of the characters and plots reflect his own progression from an oppressed prisoner to a heroine who freely chooses the path to her own death....   [tags: Puig Kiss of the Spider Woman Essays]

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Spider-Man - A True Hero

- Nearly all heroes are faced with a variety of inconceivable tasks which in turn help to overcome obstacles that the character may face. In Spider-Man, Peter Parker is forced to overcome these impediments so that he can help protect the people in his city. The task that first illustrates this quest is Spider-Man’s revenge on the man who killed his uncle and committed robbery. To catch this criminal, though, Spider-Man has to learn how to use his mind: thinking quickly and on-the-spot. Not only does it take courage for Spider-Man to defeat this criminal, it takes quick reflexes that only his “spidey senses” can offer him....   [tags: Character Review]

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Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

- Spider veins are tiny veins occurring beneath the skin and having a shape similar to that of a spider. These veins commonly develop on the thighs, face, ankles and calves. Usually, they are red, blue or purple in color and are disfiguring cosmetically. They radiate from a central point and are termed as “telangiectasias”. They appear like the branches radiating from the trunk of a tree. Laser treatment for spider veins is a non invasive and effective method of getting rid of spider veins. Cause of spider veins: The exact cause of the development of spider veins is not known....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Miles Morales As Spider Man

- Miles Morales as Spider-Man Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Okay, Sam Wilson is one example; but, we also have Miles Morales who is the new African-American Spider-Man; but, not only that, he is in (was) an interracial relationship with Kaite Bishop. That itself shows a little more diversity as well with Miles. The difference we see here is that although he is essentially replacing the past Spider-Man who was Caucasian, it 's not necessarily mentioned or you don 't necessarily think about it too much....   [tags: Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Superhero]

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The Brown Spider Monkey

- ... Brown spider monkeys reside mainly in the high canopy of the rainforests though they can also be found in the middle and lower strata. To travel the brown spider monkey hangs, swinging from branch to branch, rather than walking or running on all fours. The brown spider monkey is very well adapted and important to life in the evergreen rainforest. Brown spider monkeys feed on a variety of fruits, leaves, and flowers and play a significant role in dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest ecosystem....   [tags: habitat, predators, ateles]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

- Genre of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is action, adventure, and fantasy. The film was set in New York City during 2010s. A brief storyline of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that, the main protagonist Peter Parker discovers that his most critical battle is ready to begin. It is wonderful to be Spider-Man, but for Peter Parker especially, there is no feeling like swinging between towers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen Stacey who is a girlfriend and a helper of Peter. However, being Spider-Man has disadvantages: only Spider-Man could protect the New York citizens from the terrible enemies that threaten the New York City....   [tags: Film Observation Essay]

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Movie Analysis : Spider Man 2

- In the movie Spider-Man 2, the main character Peter Parker is a young, talented, and intelligent male who recently became the new superhero of New York City. As the city looks to Spider-Man to defeat villains and rid the city of all things bad and evil, the civilian’s of New York become very dependent on the new superhero. Although the movie is incredibly entertaining and has encouraging propositions of hope, strength, and courage, there are concerning messages throughout the movie. After the infamous day of September 11, 2001, is Spider-Man 2 bringing fear and toxicity into the lives of civilian’s outside of the cinematic walls....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks]

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`` Spider M Turn Off The Dark ``

- Chris Tierney, a spider-man stunt double for the Broadway musical, “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark”, was critically injured due to a rigging accident during one of the shows’ performances. The show includes many technical rigging elements that are a risk to everyone involved and has had more than one accident since the run of the show began. According to ABC News, there has been six delayed openings and five injured cast members (including Tierney) since the run of the show began. . Tierney’s accident could have easily been fatal....   [tags: Safety, Accident, Stagecraft, Inspection]

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Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

- ... Irena, the main character in the micro story, is also a product of an oppressive society. When the architect first meets her, he describes her as having a “dark look in her eye.” Similarly, a “dark cloud passes over her eyes” and her face “darkens” (Puig 5). The darkness is used to illustrate her clouded identity, her underdeveloped sense of self. A closer demonstration of the relationship between the oppressed and oppressor and the fear it produces can be seen when Irena reveals her past to the accountant....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The, Solitary Spider, An Old Encyclopedia Software

- "I never imagined to be all the way here" is what I told my mom as we were crossing the Mexico-US border after dropping a packet of papers to finalize my green card process. When I was about 8 years old I met my dad who was living here in the US when I was living in Puebla, Mexico with my mom. He made the offer to bring me here to the US to finish school and of course giving me a bigger pool choice of opportunities than I could ever get being in Mexico. Growing up in Mexico I still remember the days when I used to sit in front of our computer that didn 't have internet....   [tags: Computer, Programmer, Software engineering]

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The Amazing Spider M Genetically Modified Organisms

- In the 2012 American superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, the protagonist Peter Parker gets bitten by a genetically altered spider, giving him incredible and enhanced spider-like super powers. The arachnid’s DNA crosses with Parker’s human genome, bestowing him with these abilities. His powers came from a fantasy interpretation of recombinant DNA. In the real world, recombinant DNA can be formed by cloning molecules which allow it to possess the genetic material from multiple sources. This type of cross species genetics is used throughout the world today to artificially select desired traits in “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs)....   [tags: DNA, Gene, Biotechnology, Bacteria]

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Analysis Of ' The Spider ' By Christina Rossetti And Walt Whitman

- P1: The purpose of this paper is to apply critical theory to literary texts in order to reflect on the interaction between the English major and the human condition. “Seekers- Coming Home,” explores the similarities of style and content between two poems, “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti and Walt Whitman’s “The Spider,” taking a formalist approach. Although both poems are very different in form, most notably the rhyme scheme, they both discuss metaphysical aspects such as the human soul and life beyond death, reflecting on the human condition....   [tags: Feminism, Sociology, Gender role, Patriarchy]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Kiss Of The Spider ' By Manuel Puig

- In terms of the book, “Kiss of the Spider” written by: Manuel Puig. I can say my personal reaction to the book is Interesting. While reading this book I was being transported to the jail cell where this book took place. When referring to the characters in the book when the book introduced Molina and Valentin describing them as two inmates being locked in a jail cell. I was able to read how Molina was a romantic homosexual man who spoke “Freely” about his feelings. On page (44) he said; “I’m in love with a wonderful guy and all I ask is to live by his side for the rest of my life.” He didn’t care much about being judged he spoke in such a sentimental way, it was the same way characters spoke...   [tags: Prison, Penology, Prison cell, Film]

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Analysis of Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

- ... Homosexuals may have also felt insulted because of the fact that it seemed that Valentin was having these relations with Molina as he seemed to do this in order to use him as a messenger. Gays/Lesbians might have felt insulted as they might have interpreted as being an object. This particular thing can be viewed when Valentin offers to kiss Molina to indirectly persuade him to do something for him: “- Molina, what is it. Did you want to ask for what you asked for before. -What. -The kiss -No, it was something else....   [tags: homosexuals, relationships, friendship]

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Spider man

- We all have heard of Spider Man. He was the average teenager until he was bitten by a radioactive spider. I like Spider Man but I believe there are a lot of things missing in his movies. The police and government are portrayed poorly, as to assisting Spider Man or lack there of. Spider Man goes about doing his own thing, outside of the law. He is something we can all relate to and I believe that is why a lot of people like him. Most people would say they want to be like Spider Man because of his cool super human powers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of the Nazi Film in Kiss of the Spider Woman

- The Role of the Nazi Film in Kiss of the Spider Woman In Kiss of the Spider Woman Molina uses his memories of classic movies as a means of escape. He is particularly drawn to melodramatic movies with a strong romantic theme, which is the central focus of his retelling of the movies. On one level, Molina wishes to escape the oppression and boredom of his prison cell. He retells the movies to Valentin as a means to entertain them both during their long hours of imprisonment....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

- Stories are powerful devices that “are all we have, you see, to fight off illness and death” (Silko 1). Within the novels Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, stories serve exactly this purpose. Each protagonist, Tayo and Haroun respectively, has an obstacle they must overcome. Tayo is a Native American World War II veteran who suffers from an illness of the mind, which is implied to be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is told that a Ceremony is the only way to cure him....   [tags: metaphor, spider web, native american]

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Drugs And Alcohol Mask The Pain

- In today 's world majority of humans are going through some type of difficult journey . A difficult journey varys from person to person. One person could think of a difficult journey as being getting over an ex and recovering from the break up while another person would consider battling cancer a difficult journey . No matter what one is going through at the time it is difficult for them to handle. When humans become stressed out with these difficult journeys or situations they automatically feel as if they need to somehow escape these negative feelings....   [tags: Superhero, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man]

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William Stafford Vs Walt Whitman

- Comparing Two Poets William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life's most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man's solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme; after all, a deer is a beautiful creature that most people associate with nature or freedom....   [tags: Traveling Dark Noiseless Spider Poem Comparison]

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A Research Study On Phobias

- The topic I chose to research is phobias. A phobia is considered an anxiety disorder in which a person has an irrational or extreme fear of something. There are two types of phobias: specific phobias, which is a fear of certain objects or situations and social phobias, where people feel threatened in social situations. I decided to research a specific phobia, spiders. The article I found was published in 2015 and aims to explain the difference in “Perception, evaluation and visuomotor processing of ambiguous schematic stimuli between spider-fearful and control participants,” (Haberkamp & Schmidt, 2015)....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Phobias, Specific phobia]

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Little City

- Little City, written by Robert Horan is a literary piece about a spider that spins its web, in order to trap ‘gold visitor(S)’ and ‘coppery captive(S)’ amongst other casualties, so to feed. The title of the poem is inconsistent. Habitually, the descriptive adjective ‘little’ is not paired up with the concrete noun ‘city’. Thus Horan’s choice of words is ambiguous. The unusual heading might confuse the reader or help the elocutionist build a more fertile imagination, so to assume what these lines are about....   [tags: Robert Horan, poetry, imagery, spider]

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Phobias, Symptoms, And Animals

- Entomology 2003 Final Project There are over hundreds of phobias that deal with different things that consist of words, feelings, and animals. There have been close to 530 different phobias named. A phobia is when there is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. There are seventeen named phobias just for insects, that does not include Animalia. There are plenty of things in the world that people fear, but people fear the things that they cannot describe. There are many different types of phobias that pertain to insects or any type of insect....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Phobias, Arachnophobia]

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Taking a Look at Arthropods and Molluscs

- A. Arthropods inherited many great synapomorphies and unique functions such as an exoskeleton, molting and respiration. These traits that arthropods inherited have opened up many great opportunities in their evolution but they have also block some possibilities and cause some hardship. Firstly, molting and the exoskeleton of arthropods are like a double edged sword. The rigid exoskeleton that the arthropods possess provides protection. This exoskeleton is also the fundamental building materials for an array of tool like appendages....   [tags: biological analysis and characteristics]

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Emotion Drives Attention

- During the three experiments there were many observations that were seen in were able to view the same reactions of people no matter how many variables were placed into the experiment. Many people in the world today have a deathly fear of snakes and spiders. In addition, many people do not mind matrices of flowers and mushrooms. Furthermore, during the experiments the researchers also used happy and sad faces and timed the reactions to those. Throughout history, scientists and researchers have been trying to capture how a person reacts too many matrices....   [tags: Psychology]

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Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod

- Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod The black widow is most easily recognized by the hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen. When bitten, a neurotoxin is released that can cause dull pain and cramping in muscles, that can be accompanied by sweating and vomiting. Less than 1% of black widow bites result in death. Black widow spiders are usually not aggressive. If disturbed, they will retreat to a corner of their web. These spiders are more aggressive if they are protecting an egg sac. The natural habitat of a black widow is outdoors, under rocks, brush or piles of debris....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Negative Effects of Arachnaphobia

- A common everyday misconception is that phobias have a positive side effect on your personality, while in reality, phobias have a negative effect on you and your personality. For example, arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, causes one to have a change in personality changes, be unreasonable, and cause negative effects on your life. There have been many new discoveries made about phobias, and multiple treatments found, yet many people still find themselves facing an everyday dilemma when it comes to dealing with phobias....   [tags: fear, treatment, learned]

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Technology And Science Of Search Engine Positioning

- As search engines and directories have increased in number, sophistication, and complexity, so too have the art and science of search engine positioning. Existing search engines and directories are constantly changing their search engine algorithms and striking new alliances, and new search engines are emerging. Search engines have evolved from academic and research tools with intriguing names like Archie, Gopher, Veronica, and Jughead to some of the most-visited sites on the Web (still with novel names like Yahoo....   [tags: World Wide Web, Internet, File Transfer Protocol]

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The Guam Rail Should Be Saved from Possible Extinction

- The Guam Rail or Ko’ko bird is a flightless bird which was endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail is mostly brown with white stripes on its stomach. It grows up to a height of 30cm and is omnivorous. There used to be as many as 10,000 Guam Rails on the island and they were easily spotted. However, during World War II, the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) came to Guam and devastated native bird populations. The Guam Rail was one of the native birds that were annihilated. In just 30 years, the Guam Rail population plummeted to just 21 birds....   [tags: Endangered Species, Extinct, Birds]

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Emotion Drives Attention

- Following James (1890), researchers have commonly used different types of attention getters whether passive or active distractions (Oman, Flykt, Esteves). Often animals rely on active, goal driven senses to spot and avoid danger. During three separate experiments, there were many observations that were observed in were able to view the same reactions of people no matter how many variables were placed into the experiment. Many people in the world today has a deathly fear of snakes and spiders. In addition, many people do not mind matrices of flowers and mushrooms....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Faces of Evil in Fairy Tales

- As children, we hear many stories about the interactions between good and evil. Since each story or fable have different characters, the description of evil and good are different from one another. The good character will have different characteristic compared to evil one. “There are relatively few ways to do good, but countless ways to do evil, which can therefore have a much greater impact on our lives, and the lives of others beings capable of suffering. “ written by Plato. This saying could be the same for how the characteristics of good and evil effect how we see characters in fairy tales....   [tags: The Little Red Riding Hood]

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A Study On My Teacher Made Me Get At A Group And Put Together A Survey

- In class, my teacher made me get in a group and put together a survey. On the survey we could ask any questions we wanted to, as long as it pertained to fear. Within the 2 days of passing around the survey and getting people to do the survey we ended up received many results. One specific question that shocked me when I saw the answers was“What was your fear, and why?”. Many people answered this question by saying spiders, snakes, drowning, flying, etc….. When I was reading these,I was expecting a different results more a deeper fear that has affected the way you look at that specific thing in life....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Want, Anxiety]

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The Causes and Treatments of the Most Common Phobias

- The first common phobia is claustrophobia. Someone with claustrophobia tends to avoid certain places and situations that would involving them in tight spaces or narrow pathways. The possibilities of claustrophobic person getting into tight spaces or narrow pathways will start experiencing anxiety attack or panic attack. People who have claustrophobia rather walk up 10 or more flights of stairs than ride in elevators. Someone who is claustrophobic isn't afraid of tight or closed spaces, they are afraid of what would happens in the tight spaces or closed spaces....   [tags: claustrophobia, agoraphobia]

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Bilbo Baggins' Transformation Depicted in Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Bilbo Baggins changes a lot in the novel The Hobbit. In the beginning he is a small peaceful Hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He loves to keep things in order, and hates things that are disorganized. “Please be careful,” and “Please don’t trouble. I can manage” (Tolkein, 12). Then one day a wizard by the name of Gandalf comes and gives Bilbo the opportunity to go on an adventure. Bilbo turns his offer down, but the next day thirteen dwarves come to his house. They have meals together and they sleep at Bilbo’s house....   [tags: critical essay, literature analysis]

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The Hobbit : Exploring Bilbo 's Change

- The Hobbit: Exploring Bilbo’s Change in Character The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien follows a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins as he takes an adventure of a lifetime. Bilbo is content to live a quiet, simple life far from adventure, until the wizard known as Gandalf appears on his doorstep one morning. Very much to Bilbo’s dismay, he is soon swept off on an adventure the likes of which he has only heard stories about. Gandalf, Bilbo, and thirteen dwarves encounter trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and a dragon named Smaug before their journey is finally completed....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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Type of Phobias

- There are three main categories that a phobia can fall under. The three categories are as follows. First, Specific phobias, which are usually your phobias of something such as spiders, clowns or even something like your dentist. Specific phobias fall under a category of simple phobias. A simple phobia is something, or someone that people are disproportionately fearful of. The next two categories of phobias are considered complex phobias. These phobias are inter connected to the memory. They usually deal with a certain situation or some circumstance....   [tags: Simple Phobias, Complex Phobias]

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Physics of Tennis Racquets

- Missing figures Tennis racquets with old type of strings did not allow power and control over the racquet at the same time. To get a powerful stroke player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet closer to the tip of the racquet (toe). To obtain control and to reduce vibration of the racquet, player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet called “sweet spot”, located around the geometric center of the head. NASA’s 1973 Skylab 3 mission showed that tapered strings can move the “sweet spot” from the center of the racquet toward the position of greater power....   [tags: physics sport sports tennis]

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The Relationship between Fear and Hatred

- 1. Fear and hatred have a simple, yet sometimes illusive relationship. Numerous people, including Shakespeare, have defined this relationship to be that hatred originates from fear. In the first five chapters of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s seemingly unrelated fear of weakness generates his unequivocal hatred toward unfortunate recipients. Okonkwo has a “fear of failure and of weakness” (13), which is exemplified by his father who “was in fact a coward and could not bear the sight of blood” (6)....   [tags: Okonkwo's Things Fall Apart]

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The Story And Film, Minority Report

- The story and film, Minority Report, are set in a seemingly utopian, futuristic world. Criminality and murder does not exist in this society because of the organization Precrime. Precrime came to be with three precogs that have the ability to see murder before it occurs. So with this system all homicide has ceased in over six years, it is outwardly flawless. But as the story unfolds, it is clear that this “perfect” society is flawed in many ways. The story begins with the character John Anderton....   [tags: Human rights]

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Can Reaction To Fear Be Predicted?

- The idea of fear is a remarkable one. From an evolutionary stand point it is a necessity that helps to protect animals, including humans, from injury or other dangerous situations. But what happens when that fear is either unfounded or a profound overreaction. Why does one person act in the face of fear while others are paralyzed. Is there any way to predict who will act and who will not. That is the main question asked by Peter Norton and Brandon Weiss; Is there a way to predict those that will confront their fears....   [tags: Psychology]

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The 's Theory Of Grief

- Although, grief work theories are often applied to deaths, they can also be applied to other sorts of loss that an individual faces. For instance, in 2012, I had just bought a new black Trek bike. Three days later, I stepped outside only to find my broken bike lock and my bike nowhere in sight. All of a sudden, I began verbally abusing everyone and was unable to control it. The police’s in ability to assist me fuelled my anger and frustration. As a result of this monetary loss, I never rode a bike after that ,despite being an avid cyclist....   [tags: Life, Death, Emotion, Spider-Man]

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The Truth About Phobias

- Heights, shadows on the wall, clowns, spiders; there are many different things of which people are scared, and when these phobias become too prevalent, they can sometimes cause disruptions in the lives of the people who have them. There are many people who are scared of things which can be a danger to their well-being, but there are many other people who are scared of things which can cause them no harm, such as speaking on the telephone (Telephonophobia), or their chin (Geniophobia). Fear is an averse emotion to something which presents an immediate or impending danger to oneself, while a phobia is a strong irrational fear of, or aversion to, something which will cause no danger....   [tags: Irrational Fear]

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Why People Develop Phobias from Certain Things?

- Phobia, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.” Each person can experience different types of phobia; some people suffer from Arachibutyrophobia, which – believe it or not – is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth, and others suffer from Phronemophobia, which is a fear of thinking, can you imagine that. Phobia immensely affects the lives of those who suffer from it, as it is something that they cannot control nor can they change without professional help....   [tags: arachnophobia, freud, phronemophobia]

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Phobias: Effects and Treatments of Phobias

- Imagine, five-year-old Carrie walks into her classroom at school and stops dead in her tracks. Today is show-and-tell day, and Jimmy brought his pet Tarantula, Rex, in to share it the class. This is the third time Rex has visited the class this month. The first time Jimmy brought Rex in, Carrie was not fearful of the ugly, hairy creature, so without fear to hold her back Carrie ventures to take a closer look at the strange new arachnid. As Carrie stared down at the arachnid from the open lid of its container, the spider jumped toward her....   [tags: Psychology]

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Symbolic Connection

- The poems: “The Geese,” “The Purse-Seine,” “Wild Geese,” and “A Noiseless Patient Spider” contain symbolism. Each symbol differs in each poem, signifying different ideas. However, they all share a certain bond, which is the use of animals. The poems are dealt with animals that explain, not directly but indirectly, a crucial point in the poem. The uses of animals in the poems of Jorie Graham, Robinson Jeffers, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman have a symbolic connection to human affairs. The poets do not faithfully consider the animals as animals....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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search engines

- Internet commerce is one of the fastest growing industries today. With the wide range of capabilities the web has it make it easier and cost efficient for businesses to make transactions with other businesses. One factor that allows businesses to find each other is search engines. Search engines are part of the reason the web is growing so rapidly. Search engines have many capabilities from using key words or phrases to find what you are looking for to using general statements to browse the web....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Paradigm Shift Caused by Francis Bacon

- The time period surrounding the 17th century was the beginning of an era of great scientific advancement in Europe that was known as the Scientific Revolution. It was during this phase that the use of reason and new advances in science resulted in paradigm shifts. Paradigm shifts are shifts in basic assumptions (paradigms) resulting from the discovery of new information that is no longer compatible with existing paradigms, forcing people to shift their mind frame to adapt to the new assumption ("Thomas S....   [tags: going from deductive to inductive reasoning]

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Search Engine Optimization

- Search Engine Optimization Introduction Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the act of enhancing the visibility and making web presence to expand the amount of page views to the website. SEO is not just to know about the search engines, but it is to make one’s site better for the users. It is an ongoing process of discovering keywords that will drive the search traffic and thus reach the target audience. This process is sometimes also referred to as content marketing strategy. The most popular search engines are Google which dominates the search engine market followed by Bing, Ask, Baidu, Yandex and others which have their own algorithms for providing search results....   [tags: website, web content, spamming]

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

- anxiety and panic attacks, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (1). Many of these symptoms cause people to avoid contact with the outside world, thus thrusting them deeper into their fears. The concept can be better understood through the example of a woman observed by researcher and psychiatrist Fraser Kent. This arachnophobic woman was so afraid of spiders that she would sweep, dust and vacuum twice a day to make sure spiders never settled in her home. She would clean, and then burn any bags coming from the grocery store to make sure that none entered the house from outside (2)....   [tags: symptoms, phobias]

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Don't judge a book by its cover. This famous phrase can very well be applied to the hobbit a small human like creature that goes along with 13 dwarves and a wizard. The wizard, Gandalf, has total faith in the little hobbit knowing full well that when the time comes he will serve the dwarves quite well. He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elves that would keep them in their clutches for some time....   [tags: Papers]

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Web Analytics : Analysis Of Qualitative And Quantitative Data From A Website

- Web Analytics is the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from a website and the competition to drive continual improvement of the online experience that customers and potential customers have, which translates into desired outcome. Also, use of Web analytics is said to enable a business to attract more visitors, retain or attract new customers for goods or services, or to increase the dollar volume each customer spends. Web Analytics 2.0 is defined based on the following paradigm, Clickstream answers the what....   [tags: World Wide Web, Website, Web page]

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: Unburden A Humble Heart Mark Twain 's outstanding and unique style of writing has influenced many writers in America. Up to this day the classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, remains one of the best American Literature masterpieces ever written since the 1800’s. Although this artistry is the Americas sensation, it has had its’ failures. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been banned from many schools, because of its mild language and racism....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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My Experience With Regret And Relief

- Traveling south across the forests below, and hopefully for the last time, cause me to instantly relive my first trip north across the rain forests of Kalimantan. I can still remember the thrill the first time I soared across this island called Borneo. The forests and mountains were breathtaking and within a few hours I would enter a world that is as miraculous and as it is mysterious. The unimaginable species of flora and fauna, the wonders and dangers of the jungle, and the secrets of a primitive people being lost as they evolve into a modern society are just a few of the countless thoughts that filled my mind....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Riley Wuz Here, Riley Freeman]

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My Life After College With The Crippling Debt

- You know, no matter what you do, people will never be satisfied. You honestly can 't satisfy everyone. Trust me, I 've tried. Over time you just get more and more down about your "failures" and then you just let the world tear you down. I 'm at that age now, 18, when you just seem to disappoint everyone. I mean, you can get great grades in highschool and go to an Ivy League college and it 's still not enough. Now people want to know what your major is and why didn 't you pick something more profitable....   [tags: Superhero, Marvel Comics, Spider-Man, Superman]

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Qatar, a Middle Eastern Country

- ... Vegetation: Although vegetation is difficult to grow in the desert, there are plants that can survive there. During the winter months, there are a lot of dormant plants that appear particularly when there has been a sufficient amount of rainfall. There are 6 different plant communities that have been recognized in Qatar. ● Plant Communities ○ Coastal- contains mostly halophytes: plants that grow in mostly waters of high salinity. ○ Coastal Sand- also contains mostly halophytes\ ○ Depression ○ Sand Dune ○ acacia tortillis ○ ziziphus nummularia....   [tags: Emir, Arab]

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Mr. Wagamese And Bilbo Baggins

- There are heroes around the world that go on incredible adventures to save people, but all of these heroes go on a different journey to complete their quest. There are heroes that are traditional heroes that everyone knows, like Superman or Batman. There are also other heroes like non-traditional heroes. They aren’t known for being a hero they are just regular people. These people do things that are brave. Examples of these non-traditional heroes are Mr. Wagamese and Bilbo Baggins. They were regular people living regular lives until something happened in their life that compelled them to become heroes....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit]

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