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Dickens' Use of Settings in Great Expectations

- Dickens' Use of Settings in Great Expectations Great Expectations is the story of a young boy called Pip's physical and emotional journey. The story starts when Pip meets an escaped convict in a churchyard near his home and gives him food and drink. The convict then disappears and is eventually recaptured. Then Pip is sent to Satis House which is occupied by an old woman called Miss Havisham, there Pip is attracted to her daughter, Estella. Later Pip travels to London where he is to be trained as a gentleman, paid for by an anonymous benefactor whom he presumes is Miss Havisham....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Male and Female Roles in Sexual Selection

- Missing results graphs Why It Matters Sexual selection occurs across all species and is a key part of evolution. It allows animals to increase their fitness. Here are several interesting examples of cryptic female choice and male competition: 1) Males may perform courtship dances to show off their good genes. One species in which courtship dances can be observed are jumping spiders. Male spiders of this species wave their legs and arms to show females their abilities. Females choose a mate after seeing the dances....   [tags: Biology]

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Woodlot Eco-Boxes Essay

- I observed many different organisms in the woodlot, including both heterotrophs and autotrophs. The producers I found include birch trees, sugar maples, white pines, grasses, and berries, as well as various weeds and small plants. The consumers that I observed were all first-order consumers and included ants, grasshoppers, a salamander, spiders, and other species of bugs. Decomposers visible in the woodlot included fungi, mold, and mosses. There were some traces of indirect animal evidence left in the woodlot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard's Actions in William Shakespeare's Play

- Richard's Actions in William Shakespeare's Play To begin with, this essay will summarise Act 1 by pointing out the main factors. There are three main factors in Act 1, which are firstly, the opening soliloquy, secondly, the wooing of Lady Anne, and finally, Richard and Clarence. Richard is appealing because he is an expert actor and trickster. Whilst he is outlining his plots, he is always in charge of himself, and extremely aware of how to play every scene to his advantage. His dishonesty and deception are daring and irresistible to the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Organisms of the African Savanna

- THE MEERKAT (Suricata suricatta) The meerkat , otherwise known as the suricate, is a small, furry member of the Mongoose family (Herpestidae) that can stand upright. The creatures have round, fluffy bellies with smaller, more slender limbs. Their snouts are small and pointed, coming to a sharp tip at the animal’s black nose. It lives in the African Savanna grasslands in groups of twenty five to fifty. These groups are called mobs or manors. The female meerkat gives birth to two to five pups at a time, which are born hairless and unable to see....   [tags: Environmental Biology ]

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Phobias, Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

- You see it approaching coming closer to you, you tell yourself, to remain calm but you can’t. A wave of panic seizes over you, you feel as if someone is squeezing the breath out of you and your knees feel weak, and your legs turn to gelatin. Your heart is pounding so hard inside your chest, you feel like it might burst out. Your mouth turns dry, and your palms begin to sweat really badly, if only you could move but you are frozen. You may think I’m talking about someone who is experiencing falling in love, but this is what occurs when someone who has a phobia encounters it....   [tags: Fear, Phobia, Panic attack, Phobias]

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Spirited Away : A Bridge Of The Fantastic And Realistic

- Spirited Away: A bridge of the Fantastic and Realistic Introduction I choose Reider’s “Spirited Away: Film of the Fantastic and Evolving Japanese Folk Symbols” as my article because of my interest in the film. I first saw Spirited Away back in 2002, and, since then, I have come to recognize and think about the symbolism and storyline deeper. My database search began by searching for animation; however, animation is too broad of a topic to search through so I narrowed it down to “Studio Ghibli,” which has been one of my artistic inspirations for years....   [tags: Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away]

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The Boy in Striped Pajamas and The Hobbit

- My teacher has given me and my class many novels to read. But only two got my attention. The Boy in Striped Pajamas and The Hobbit. Not only did the story get my attention but most importantly the characters of these two books. These two characters are Bruno and Bilbo. They are both great to look up to because of their bravery and knowledge. I will be writing about two great characters that can be very alike but at the same time very different it’s a bit complicated. Let’s start comparing these characters let’s start with the younger one Bruno from The Boy in Striped Pajamas....   [tags: bruno, bilbo, dragon´s home]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Harry Potter '

- Alyssa Jimenez Mrs. Jordan Eng. III Pre-Ap 5th pd. 7 May 2016 JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series have reached the entire world. Many say the Harry Potter series is just for pure entertainment. I say it’s the total opposite. JK Rowling uses the Harry Potter Series to convey issues that her readers may experience and relate to throughout their lifetime. She portrays tragedies, unity, accomplishments, friendships and lastly, finding self-identity. What kind of series doesn’t have tragedies. JK Rowling uses death of loved ones as an example of tragedies....   [tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]

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The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit By J.R. Tolkien The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hole in a hill. He enjoys a quiet life but it is interrupted by a surprise visit by the wizard Gandalf. Gandalf comes with a company of dwarves led by Thorin. They were searching to recover a lost treasure that was being guarded by a dragon named Smaug, at the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf decided Bilbo would be helpful to the team as a burglar. On the journey, Bilbo and the dwarves encounter all sorts of villains and obstacles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Race-Bending in the Media

- Most avid comic book fans would agree that they were less than enthused when Marvel Studios decided to reboot the Spiderman movie franchise in 2012 – just 11 years after the quasi-successful run of the original trilogy (Proctor). As one of the aforementioned avid comic book fans, Marc Bernadin, writer for “io9” (a technology and lifestyle website), rightfully questioned this decision by stating, “in this day and age, does Spidey have to be a white guy?” (Bernardin). This question fueled an Internet phenomenon that forced creators and fans alike to re-evaluate the way that they see the characters they love so much in terms of their race....   [tags: truth made visible, red, white, black]

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The Theory Of Design And Systems Thinking

- Interviewer: One of the first things that I wanted to ask you, just to kind of get us straight is, you took the survey on design thinking and I want to know what you think we were talking about and what is this design thinking thing. Interviewee: There are a lot of ways of looking at it and I come at from more of a literary theory about design and systems thinking. For example, I think of a picture book ap and a picture book as a system. I think about designing these elements of a literary text or a multimodal text....   [tags: Children's literature, Fiction, Literature]

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Anxiety Disorders Affect Mental And Mental Development

- Anxiety is at some point felt by the majority of people. Anxiety can be referred to as an emotion or a disorder. The emotion can be distinguished by the feeling of unease about an upcoming event or an unusual circumstance. The nervous disorder is characterized by excessive worry that originates from no evident reason. Mundane tasks or interactions can trigger panic attacks or excessive anxiety in someone with this mental health disorder. Anxiety disorders will often interfere with a person’s daily life....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Mental disorder, Psychiatry]

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What Are Your Fears And Phobias?

- “What are your fears and phobias?” I have been asked this question many times. I never answer this question because I’m too “shy” to answer, but it’s more than that. I’m actually really scared for what might happen next if they’re told what I’m afraid of. For whoever is asking, yes I do have a phobia, or actually two phobias. What is a phobia. Well, a phobia is basically an anxiety disorder. Most of the time it’s described as an irrational and persistent fear in which the affected person would go great distances to avoid such fear....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Social anxiety, Phobias]

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Personal Travel Stories And Mayan Language

- It didn’t take long before we ventured out of Playa Del Carmen, a Mexican town which draws millions of tourists each year to its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. We loved the beauty of the ocean, but the jungle was calling. We booked a tour through Alltournative, a tour company that gives back to the community by offering a variety of eco tours. A visit to a Mayan village and ruins was high on my list, and sounded quite a bit more interesting than lying on the beach baking in the sun. Ma’lob Ja’atskab K’iin The clouds had disappeared and the heat was already building up when we rised early to meet up with our driver/guide Fabian....   [tags: Maya civilization, Maya peoples]

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Classical Conditioning And Its Key Concepts

- Discuss classical conditioning and explain its key concepts, giving examples of how it works in phobia treatment. Classical conditioning is a learning behaviour where an organism learns to associate a conditioned stimuli (CS) with the appearance of an unconditioned stimuli (US) creating a conditioned response (CR) (Pavlov, 1927). For example, when a person sees somebody peeling a lemon (CS) they will start salivating (CR) as they prepare for the sour taste. Classical conditioning has further been associated with the development of fear and anxiety....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Ivan Pavlov, Fear]

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Herb Container Gardening

- Herb Container gardening is the good way to have control on your herbs growing next to your doorstep. You can move the container gardens when ever is required. If the herb plant requires sun light it can be shifted to warmer place and back into the shady area after getting too hot. Herb container gardens are used to beautify the surrounding and are very convenient. You can collect fresh herbs just before cooking from your home container garden. At night also it is convenient to collect herbs if it is planted in a container....   [tags: Gardening ]

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My Personal Statement On Driving

- Experiencing the world is a feeling like un-other where I’m free to do as I choose as I’m in charge of which paths to take and explore. My happy place is behind the wheel of my car it is my freedom to see what the world has to offer. Whether I be driving to school or a friend’s house the experience of driving is what I crave most. With every traveled mile a new adventure has been accomplished, a feeling of thrill has been sought after, and a challenge to continue going forward is presented before me....   [tags: Driving, Automobile, Diesel engine, Truck]

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The Hobbit The Lightning Thief

- Throughout your life, you will be taken out of your comfort zone with many challenges and uncertainties. This is shown in The Hobbit, The Lightning Thief, and through my grandfather’s immigration story from Germany. Bilbo was taken on an adventure that took him beyond his normal comfort zone. He loved the familiarity of his hobbit-hole until Gandalf and the dwarves arrived at his door. The Hobbit contained many relatable moments about life, which can be explored through the novel, other people’s lives, and other works of fiction....   [tags: The Hobbit, Middle-earth, Smaug, Bilbo Baggins]

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Robert Frost’s, “Design”

- Robert Frost’s “Design” is a poem of finding natural cruelty in the serenity of nature, a melody of understanding. Upon reading the first line, not unlike the whole poem, a joke in tone, rhythm is building up an image that grows into something else. In “Design”, the joking discovery progresses gradually through a sequence of conflicting images. . Frost uses imagery, allegory, and characterization to accomplish what could only be described as an American emblem poem. This essay will analyze Frost’s “Design”, interpreting the underlying message and overall theme Frost may have been trying to convey....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory

- Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Imagery in Edward's Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

- In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards created the emotion of fear by using imagery and figurative language to persuade his audience. He used imagery and figurative language so the wrath of God is more fearsome and gave you a mental picture of hell in your head. Imagery is one of the components that were used by Edwards to make his story more persuasive. As the short story begins, the first sentence was an example of imagery. Edwards wrote when men are on God’s hands and they could fall to hell....   [tags: Jonathan Edwards]

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Phobias Explained

- Many people claim to be afraid of spiders, but probably not to the degree of 37-year-old "Mary Muffet" of Seattle. Mary went to many lengths to be spider-free, including sealing her windows and doors with duct tape, spraying her car with bug killer, and putting every single piece of washed and ironed clothing into its own sealed plastic bag. She wasn't just afraid of spiders; she had arachnophobia, a phobia, not to be confused with a simple fear. Phobias are not simple; they are complex in both their origin and diagnosis, with many types that people suffer from and any number of treatments exist to date....   [tags: Psychology]

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Teachers Need to Feel Empowered and in Control of their Career

- What does 2.0 look like. I became a teacher when spiders spun webs and a library teacher when the Internet was accessed through the telephone. I was an early adopter and adapter of everything 1.0. I embraced the magic of the CD-Rom, remember Encyclopedia Encarta. What a revelation. I became a librarian the same year that the card catalogue was replaced by lookup stations. I have no idea about creating a title, subject or author card but boy can I come up with the perfect key words for a Boolean search....   [tags: teaching, education]

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The Imagery of Nature and Technology in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

- Forest decline, oil leakages, holes in the ozone layer. Pollution on land and under water, topics like these have dominated the news since the end of the twentieth century. People are becoming more and more aware of the side effects of their desperately wanted progress. From a consider-the-environment reminder at the bottom of every email to a compulsory waste separation: Educational advertising and environmental thinking has started to influence almost all parts of everyday life. Therefore it is not surprising that ecocriticism as a literary discipline has been enjoying great popularity since the late 1980s, starting in the US the criticism smoothed its way to Europe not much later (Curry...   [tags: The Hobbit Essays]

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Hysteria's Affects in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- During our time in class, we have had the opportunity to study ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, a short novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; A popular feminist during the Victorian era. The story was first published in the 1892 issue of ‘The New England Magazine’. Gilman was born July 3rd 1860 and died August 17th 1935. She married Charles Walter Stetson in 1884. Her postnatal depression led up to her divorce in 1888. As it was for nearly all women in the Victorian era, Gilman was told she was suffering from hysteria....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ]

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Evil Within the World, Depicted in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Since the dawn of time, mankind has been plagued with the ever existing evils of the world. From the first murder by Cain to the opening of Pandora’s Box, the concept of evil has permeated itself into the societies and cultures of the world throughout time. However, in a world of darkness we stand not alone. For wherever evil dwells, the forces of good are always likewise present to maintain the balance: right. In today’s western world we often take this widely accepted belief for granted. After all, for every super villain there is always a hero, and for every damsel in distress there is always a happy ending, or at least that is what the media would have you believe....   [tags: The Hobbit]

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Is There a Correlation Between Pollutants and House Sparrow Decline?

- Is there a correlation between pollutants and House Sparrow decline. Introduction Looking at recent studies and academic research, I am attempting to find a link in pollution, and the declining House Sparrow (passer domesticus) populations world-wide. A number of hypotheses have been proposed to explain the population decline of the house sparrow in urban areas. These include lack of food, particularly aphids, which adults feed to nestlings, pollution from vehicles running on unleaded fuel, increased predation by domestic cats or sparrow hawks (Accipiter nisus), cleaner streets providing reduced foraging opportunities, loss of nesting sites, particularly under the eaves and in the roofs of...   [tags: environmental effects, ecology]

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BEER! Uniting people and events since yeast met sugar!

- ALASKA Ales On Top Of The World BEER. Uniting people and events since yeast met sugar. Catalyst. (Kat-el-lyst) noun. A substance that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences. The bonding agent which triggers the adherence or connection of two elements. Alaskans are a social bunch, and all things considered, it’s hard for me to think of anything that has brought more of us together than a good beer. Today, I am here to tell you that I believe Beer is a catalyst....   [tags: Alcohol]

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and the Dark Shadow Within

- The horror genre is synonymous with images of terror, violence and human carnage; the mere mention of horror movies evokes physical and psychological torture. As remarked by noted author Stephen King “the mythic horror movie…has a dirty job to do. It deliberately appeals to all that is worst in us. It is morbidity unchained, our most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized.” (King, 786). At manageable intervals, we choose to live these horrific events vicariously through the characters in horror movies and books as a means of safely experiencing the “what if”....   [tags: Horror Films]

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The Ecological & Environmental Importance of Cork Oak Landscapes

- Cork oak, Quercus suber, is native to the Woodland Biome located in the Mediterranean. These cork oak forests are common in such mediterranean countries as Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and France. Known for its high species diversity, the cork oak is one of 13,000 plant species found only in this Mediterranean Woodland (Cork Screwed. 2006). In fact, the mediterranean has the second highest level of species diversity, aside from the tropical Andes. As we know, ‘diversity begets diversity’, and this high level of plant diversity allows for a high level of animal diversity as well....   [tags: Habitat Loss, Wine Bottles]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- Reading and understanding literature is not as easy as it sounds. Being able to dissect each piece of information and connect it to the overall theme of the story takes lots of rereading and critical thinking. Reading the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” takes lots of critical thinking and understanding the literature in a different point of view than the average reader would. The theme of this particular story quickly came to mind after initially concluding the reading, the author is trying to convey that nobody can escape death and how thoughts in the mind are so substantial in the consciousness that it can take over the reality....   [tags: literary analysis, symbolism]

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

- The concept of heroism has fascinated us for centuries because we are able to empathize with the hero and are able to see a reflection of ourselves in them. Heroic literature has been developed and altered, but scholars such as Joseph Campbell believed that many of these stories share a similar structure, which he described in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. He also suggests how many of the archetypal heroes we know are merely variations of the same hero and how many of their quests relate to us, which gives us a sense of security....   [tags: heroism, heroic literature]

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The Positive Implications of Video Game Structure in Classrooms

- Whether it’s match-three games like the infamous Candy Crush, first-person shooters like Battlefield Three, or life simulators such as The Sims or Virtual Families, video games are all around us. The debate for years has been “How do they affect us?” and “Should we let kids spend so much time playing them. Is exposure to games all the time helping or harming their development?” Although some critics and parents believe that any kind of gaming is bad all around, video games teach necessary skills that can be used in classrooms and work environments....   [tags: the sims, virtual families, kids, play]

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire

- In most fairytales, there is a character that stands out as a visionary; the one who defends happiness, and leads the way allowing others to find their destiny. This person usually has the will power to influence not only them self, but also has the ability to influence the person who seems to be the least likely to accept another’s view of the world, especially if they’re living in a world that is detached from everyone else's. In Gregory Maguire’s book, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, the visionary to see beyond her own sanity and look into the depths of another person’s chaos is Iris....   [tags: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister]

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Screening Ticks from Different Counties and Comparing Them

- Ticks will be collected from areas in the five counties in the state where Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections are prevalent. Trapping sites will be set in known tick habitats in the five counties to help in trapping and collecting small animals, including the target pests. Sherman live-traps baited with oatmeal and peanut-butter will be set at the sites to ensnare the ticks. All captured animals will be regularly and carefully examined to allow the researchers to extract as many ticks as possible....   [tags: health, deceases, animals]

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Classical Conditioning and Its Role in Forming Fobias

- Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Most people in the world know the Lord’s Prayer off by heart. Why is this so. In the main it is because it is learned by repetition. One word follows the next, each word a reminder of the next word to come. This is confirmed when we try to recite the prayer backwards, not possible for the vast majority of people. In a way this is a form of conditioning. In this essay we will explore conditioning, especially classical conditioning and its role in forming phobias....   [tags: ivan pavlov, stimuli, responses]

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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is an Ongoing Process

- Search for extraterrestrial intelligence is an ongoing process. Understanding life is the first step. When looking for life in our solar system and universe, the first place to begin the search for life is to look at life on Earth. Earth has six properties found in all organisms and eight possible theories to how life begin. Over 3 billion years ago till the present; life has gone from a single organism to what it is now. Natural selection enabled life to adapt and enhance the odds of survival. The next step is to look for planets that are within the habitual zone that could possibly sustain extraterrestrial life....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, solar system, clay theory]

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Waking in the Middle of the Night

- It happens more often than not- waking in the middle of the night. As I become conscious of my surroundings, I am filled with a sense of foreboding. The soft hisses and puffs escaping my loved ones lips while deep in the throes of sleep provide the only distraction from the all-encompassing silence. As I strain to hear the sounds of life surrounding me the ominous sensation of being alone, abandoned, is ignited within me. It feels as if my loved one have left and gone to somewhere that I am no longer welcomed and I must stay behind, long forgotten....   [tags: night,]

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Functional Response in Relation to Predator-Prey Interaction

- Predation refers to the consumption of one organism known as the prey by another known as the predator in which the prey is alive when the predator first attacks it. Predation is beneficial to the predator and harmful to the prey. This is a broad group which covers a wide variety of interactions and numerous types of predators. For the purpose of this essay we will concentrate on classifying predators according to their individual taxonomic and functional responses. When the predator and the prey meet they will interact with each other....   [tags: Predation]

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Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer: Extreme Characters

- Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer – Extreme Characters The Adventures of Huckleberry, Finn by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal run-away slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the expense of other people. Towards the end of his journey he is reunited with his old and close friend Tom Sawyer. The two once were very similar but now have many differences which are quite obvious....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Exploring the Ethics of Modern Day Hunting

- I grew up in southern Louisiana, exposed to generations-long traditions of trapping, shrimping, hunting, and fishing. These traditions are deeply intertwined in the area’s cultural and economic identities. As a child, I pondered the ethics and necessity of hunting, but not in those terms––Was it really fair to the animals. Didn’t they have a right to live, just like people. I named house-spiders and objected to killing them; I pampered my dog Elvira; and I named squirrels, snakes, birds, and even wasps....   [tags: Shooting Sports, Wildlife]

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Is it Anxiety a Fact or Fear?

- Anxiety affects over 40 million people in this world right now and two thirds of the people suffering will never receive treatment. Anxiety is considered the most common mental illness in America today. Anxiety is a cluster of mental disorders that can affect anyone, no matter age, height, weight, sex, or race. However, certain combinations of these can put one at more risk. These disorders can be extremely impairing and can also affect relationships as well as social life and work opportunities....   [tags: ptsd, mental illness, anxiety development]

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My Stay at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

- Disney world, Paris, Australia, Italy; all amazing places I’m sure, but I’ve never been. Although there is one place I have been to; it was none other than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. So you say to yourself, on one hand there is Blackpool and on the other there is Australia… now I know which one I’d rather go to. However, it all boils down to one thing: money. Good old money; that “green stuff” which makes the world go around. So with lack of that very thing, it had to be ‘sunny old Blackpool’: how exciting....   [tags: narrative, travel, descriptive]

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The Elevated Figure in the Attic

- The door to the attic creaked open in front of me. In the secluded obscurity of the attic I felt something rustle. As I walked deeper into the on-going darkness a malodorous smell invaded my nostrils. After minutes of utter silence-something began to awake. Suddenly everything had become more sinister and colder. As I glanced down I saw the moth-eaten rugs along with spiders crawling all over the floor. This place had perceptibly not been maintained as it had: dust powdering every single surface, cobwebs along with towering piles of newspapers....   [tags: mystery,]

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Dreams: The Fantasies of Our Sleep

- Imagine you have come home from a long night of work. You have not been sleeping well lately, so you practically collapse into the bed. In an instant, the world has changed into a world of wonder and magic. Suddenly, the sky darkens and your worst fears, snakes, spiders, your loved ones being hurt, begin to appear right before you. You bolt upright in your bed and scream. As you calm down, you realize that it was only a nightmare. This phenomenon happens to many people every night. In fact, it is one of the most common occurrences of sleep....   [tags: Informative, Health, Sleep]

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The Tragedy of Mickey and Edward

- In the play Blood Brothers, Willy Russell hangs his story on the superstition that Mrs Lyons uses to trap Mrs Johnstone in silence: that superstition which the is, that should Mickey and Edward discover their brotherhood, they will both die. We see a huge contrast between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone. At the beginning of the play, the narrator describes the Mrs Johnstone, the mother, as “cruel”. As we continue with the text, we begin to comprehend with the characters more fully. Referring back to the scene where Mrs Johnstone allows the boys to watch” Swedish Au Pairs”....   [tags: Fate, Superstition, Willy Russell]

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Kazu Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

- Throughout Kazu Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, he choices to depict children as outsiders to the world which can be furthered by the setting in Britain’s countryside because it helps give a sense distance from true reality. In the framework throughout his novel Ishiguro focuses on three main characters Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. These three students are seen by others to have an advantage because they were lucky enough to be raised at Hailsham by the guardians. Over the watchful eye of the Guardians the children were able to grow accustom to being different than others....   [tags: Never Let Me Go]

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Revealing Venom Complexity through Mass Spectrometry

- Introduction Venoms from animals have been known to be rich sources of bioactive molecules. They are highly specific and potent to certain ion channels, membranes and receptors, creating a huge potential in field of drug discovery (Escoubas et al. 2008; Bailey & Wilce 2001, Prashanth et al. 2012). Analytical tools have been crucial in uncovering the peptide libraries they contain (Escoubas et al. 2008, Prashanth et al. 2012) Venoms are highly complex, indicating the large amount of molecular species or components even from a single individual....   [tags: biochemistry, venoms from animals]

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Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Ecuador

- Ecuador is one of the smaller Andean countries in South America. It is located on the west coast on the equator, Hence the name “Ecuador”. Even though Ecuador is small it has four distinct and contrasting regions. The Costa, or coastal plain, grows so many bananas so it’s the world’s most exported fruit. The Sierra, or Andean highlands, offers productive farmland. Oil from the Oriente and the jungles east of the Andes, improves the economy. (1) For a small country Ecuador has a lot of continental variety....   [tags: agricultural contaminants, water pollution]

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The Complex World of Search Engines

- ... It is also sometimes used to let search engines know whether or not to follow links on the page (Search Engine Watch). Another essential programming language of any webpage is CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets. These “style sheets” are used to add styles, such as fonts, backgrounds, text sizes, et cetera, to one’s website (W3C). Without the use of style sheets, webpages would look very bland, having basically black text on a white background. If there were a “big three” for web programming languages, JavaScript would be one of them, the other two of course being HTML and CSS....   [tags: software robots, protocol, google]

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Biological Warfare during the Korean War

- More than 500 million people have died of infectious diseases in the past century. Some of these deaths have been caused by deliberate attempts made by the enemy, and many of these deaths happened during war time. Biological warfare can be traced back all the way to 1346, when it was also knows as germ or bacteriological warfare. It is defined by the United Nations as the use of any living organism or an effective component to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants. (Stebbins, 2007) This type of attack has been used in several instances, such as the siege of Caffa, a city in current day Crimea when plague infected corpses were hurled towards the enemy front lines....   [tags: infectious diseases, world history]

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Minecraft: A New Tool for Educators

- Introduction Imagine a way for educators to bridge the age and technology gap and to engage their students actively in almost any subject. As the educational needs of future citizens of the world evolve, educators are turning to innovative methods of teaching basic subjects, like math & science, and crucial technology, learning and social literacy skills, like video creation, research strategies and positive community interaction. Despite criticisms of video games in the media and among much of the general population, video games have many positive aspects....   [tags: video games, non educational games]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal runaway slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the cost of other people. Toward the end of his journey, Huck reunites with Tom Sawyer, an old and close friend. The two were once very similar but now have many obvious differences. Huck differs from Tom in his way of thinking, his treatment and attitude of Jim, and his tendency to question his surroundings....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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Imagery and Characterization in Redwall

- Brian Jacques was born on June 15, 1939, in Liverpool, England. As a child, he attended St. John's School in Liverpool. When he was 10 years old, he was given an assignment to write a story about animals. Jacques wrote about a bird that cleaned that cleaned a crocodile's teeth. His teacher could not believe that a ten year-old could write so well, and accused the young Jacques of copying the story. Jacques refused, and he was then called a liar. At fourteen, Jacques took up an interest in poetry and Homer's epics thanks to his English teacher....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The San Bushmen of Kalahari

- A man walks through the desert with nothing but the shirt on his back in search of water so he and his family do not die from dehydration. As he’s walking with the sun beating down on him relentlessly, he spots a clearing with bushes and moist ground. Digging through the sand with nothing but his hands, he finally finds water. He is extremely thirsty and he is not surprised that his tribe is going through another drought. With no modern tools to use, he is forced to use a straw and an ostrich egg to transport the water back to his tiny hut....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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Classic Vampirism and Recent Changes

- CLASSIC VAMPIRISM AND RECENT CHANGES Change often occurs due to the simple nature of time. What once stood as a finite and steadfast definition will shift and evolve. Genres bleed into one another and mix mythologies. The realm of the supernatural in literature does not lie outside this trend. Wizards no longer call themselves Merlin and spend their days under the patronage of a heroic king; the average wizard now goes by common names like Harry or Ron and attends school, saving the world on the side....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Analysis of Tolkien's The Hobbit

- J.R.R. Tolkien starts his world renowned book The Hobbit with, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (1). This book is a tale of a small hobbit named Bilbo and his ever-memorable journey through the evil world during his time. Living in the Shire, as his homeland is called, it is very calm and pleasant for Bilbo, but once the outer limits of the land are reached Bilbo is in for a great surprise. Needing a burglar on his journey Gandalf the Grey, who is famous for his magic with fire and light, came to ask for Bilbo's assistance....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis]

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Indie Games: Then and Now

- Indie Games: Then and Now Indie games. They are becoming more and more popular, not only because of the newer developments of technology, but also because of their uniqueness and creativity in their fully-developed games. Independent games have become more popular now since 2012, due to the opportunities supported by Apple, Microsoft, and Sony. It is a shame, though, because indie games actually began way back in the 1950s, back when no major publishers such as Activision, Ubisoft, Rockstar, and EA....   [tags: Technology, Gaming, Creativity]

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Continuing fascination in popular culture

- Zombies The continuing fascination with the zombie motif in popular culture, including literature, film, television, and video games, points to the fact that zombies are of greater significance in our cultural psyche than simple vehicles for inducing easy fear. At the same time that the zombies themselves hold this weight, the fear of zombification - the threat of losing one’s selfhood and becoming one of the undead - holds an equal, if not greater, fascination for individuals as well. Terrifying animals, such as giant sharks or vindictive spiders, and even humans who have gone insane and prey psychotically on other people fail to have the staying power in our imaginations and in our night...   [tags: zombies, dead walking,apocalypse]

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Stephen King and Horror Films

- ... These categories are the basic building blocks used in today's horror media today. This topic here will cover the general types of horror we see often in video games which are the “Psychological horror” and “Survival horror”. First let’s start with psychological horror. Originally stemming from the traditional Japanese horror film genre, it focuses on the use of a disturbing atmosphere and narrative in order to create fear. Whilst differing from the other two horror types, psychological horror works more on a mental level....   [tags: japanese horror films, pyschologicla, survival]

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Use of Imagery in Othello

- Before the ability to read words, pictures can be used to communicate to babies or even the illiterate. Pictures are universal. They will be seen as the same language no matter what part of the globe you are in. A good author can create pictures through his words. A great author can create the same imagery for centuries to come. The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to add characterization and eventually define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through various images, some being the use of poison and sleeping aids, to show his true evil nature....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Fantastic Adventures: False Bottom Creek

- The way nature works is a very interesting study that one can do. The research that was done at False Bottom Creek was no exception to that statement. The diversity in plant life was quite surprising and so was the amount of human activity in that area. A large amount of observations, note taking, and pictures were taken in our four visits to False Bottom Creek. But before we can go into greater detail about the plants, animals, and visits we first have to explain how to arrive at our ecosystem....   [tags: plants, animals, parks, ecosystem]

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Jamaica Kincaid’s SpeaksThrough her Writing

- Jamaica Kincaid was born May 25, 1949 under the name Elaine Potter Richardson. She was born in St. John's, Antigua, which is part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Kincaid’s mother was an at home mother and a political activist. Kincaid was very close to her mother. Her step father was a carpenter and a cabinetmaker, but she never knew her biological father. Kincaid’s parents felt that education was essential and they educated her under the British educational system. She was a very intelligent child and later was awarded a scholarship to the Princess Margaret School in St....   [tags: literature, biography]

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Animal Life in a Pond

- BASICS The animal life in the pond may vary from time to time, it will also vary from pond to pond. But there are a few things about the animals in those ponds that will never change. These are the basics to survival. The man needs, food, water, and shelter; the pond animals are very similar in their needs. This section will emphasize the array of ways that aquatic pond animals breathe, swim, and survive. Breathing; in this category it would be within reason to say that fish are the masters of the concept....   [tags: horticulture, environment types]

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Web Filtering

- Web Filtering As the Internet continues to grow, so do the vast amount of information and resources that are available. The Internet is the driving force of the information super highway. From online banking to creating your own company to getting historical information about the American Revolution, virtually anything can be found on the Internet today. But because of the mass amount of information that is available there is also material that is not suitable for one to see. From online pornography sites to how to make a bomb these are just the few types of objectionable subject matter that can be found on the Internet....   [tags: Web Internet Censoring Computers Essays]

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Fantasy Is Reality

- As a story of creatures like the hobbit, dwarves, elves, goblins, wolves, and the wizard Gandalf, and their lives and adventures in a place called the Middle Earth, the fantastical nature of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit deserves no further explanation. Yet the use of fantasy in it is remarkable and prominent, which contributes to its popularity over the years since it has been published in the 1930s. According to Steven Jones, the use of fantasy in fairy tales is "the most salient...stylistic feature." In most other stories which fall into the genre of fairy tales or fantasy literature, one can never overemphasize the importance of fantasy in them....   [tags: American Literature]

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My Blattiphobia

- Blattiphobia A great wave of fear filters through the body at the thought of creatures that slither and crawl. Of all the bugs, snakes, and spiders in this vast universe the appearance, feel, and behavior of the tree roach can induce a panic as intense as a heart attack. The appearance of a roach is fearful in itself. One of the frightening things about a roach is its shape. It is scary to think how aerodynamic its body is. The roach can flatten its body like a pancake, making it appear to move through walls....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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Diagnoses of Steve Bertrand

- Abstract: This review is to have an overview of the psychological disorders and treatment of my uncle, Steve Bertrand. This will allow a brief description of some of the psychological disorders that were found, and how he should or has been treated for them. Some of the Psychological Disorders that will be mentioned are, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorder, Eating Disorder, Substance Related Disorder, and Depression. Near the ending of this paper I will be talking about the treatment that is needed, and treatment that may have been used in the past....   [tags: Psychology]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Analysis

- Edgar Allan Poe: Analysis Once reading pieces that were dark and creepy, I began to wonder why this author seemed so strange and sinister-y, Over many a shady and inquisitive symbols that never seem to bore While I read readily realizing, abruptly there came a feeling As of someone speaking, speaking of a deep sore, “Is a dream,” I mumbled, “speaking of a deep sore” Edgar Allan Poe once more. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and poem, “The Raven have very dark, , powerfully visual settings and the use of symbolism is very prevalent....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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My Journey From Religion

- The best way to understand why atheism is so important to me is to start with a little background. I grew up in Texas, most of my life has been in the region other Texans often refer to as the religious part of Texas. I don't want to focus too much on emphasizing how religious the culture is, but I do want to give an indication. For example, few people I know accept the theory of evolution or the Big Bang; non-creationist scientific theories are largely perceived as bullshit and dismissed with the infamous “just a theory” argument....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]

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Religion: Practices in Islam

- Practices in Islam Halal, haram and Mushbooh Muslims set aside a high standard of discipline in terms of the food they consume since every action they made is perceived to be dedicated to God (Maqsood 1995). A tremendously strong focus is put on the type of meat that can be consumed. In general, halal is a term to describe permissible lawful practices in accordance with the Quran while haram means forbidden and unlawful practices (Encyclopedia of Islam 2009). In terms of food, halal corresponds to food that is allowed for consumption while haram means the opposite....   [tags: meat consumption, sea food]

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The History of Phobias

- Phobias have been in existence for many years. Phobias date back to the works of Hippocrates, a prehistoric Greek physician (Korgeski, 2009). The works of Hippocrates are still debated today. In The Seventh Book of Epidemics, one of the publications by Hippocrates, he studied an individual and he interpreted a condition that the person portrayed. The results of the observation were that the individual was petrified of the sound of a flute, if he wasn’t intoxicated. He noticed the individual was fine during the day listening to the flute but during the night hours everything was different (Korgeski, 2009)....   [tags: Anxiety Disorder, Therapy Treatment]

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The Treatment of Phobias

- Everyone in life has fears, it’s a natural way our brains process certain objects or situations that may be dangerous. Common fears may be heights or spiders; some would rationally go out of their way to avoid these, but this is quite different from having a phobia. A phobia is an irrational distress with a particular object or concept/idea. Although fears are well known now, they do not have to disrupt the lives of those who are living them. Throughout the essay there will be three different treatments with three different phobias in ways to cure a phobia; the first is a trauma-focused treatment approach for travel phobia, assessment and treatment for childhood phobias, and hypnosis in faci...   [tags: phobia, fear, hypnosis, travel phobia]

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LSD: Yesterday and Today

- Lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD, is one of the most powerful substances in the world. Named LSD-25, as it was the 25th compound deriving from lysergic acid systematically developed by its chemist inventor, was first synthesized in 1938 and discovered to be psychoactive in 1943. It would reach peak popularity as a street drug in the 60’s and by 1968 it became illegal to possess. Hallucinogens produce quite a complex experience that affects the physical sense, the mind, and alter the mood....   [tags: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide]

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Literary Analtsis: Urban Leyends

- Literary Analysis “Did you hear about that one girl who died from spiders that made a nest of her hair?” “Yeah, who could be so stupid as to not wash their hair?” As casual as this conversation may seem, it shows the power of urban legends at work. Although “The Beehive Hairdo (the urban legend which our pair of friends here are discussing) is no longer prevalent in culture and society, it still demonstrates an urban legend’s ability to modify, if not create, social ideals. Urban legends can be viewed as a societal tool, filling society’s need to spread morals, social values, and common knowledge....   [tags: oral folklore, the hook]

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Gofl is a Sport

- Golfing has been viewed for a long time as an old man’s game and the most common saying is that it is a long walk ruined. Many play golf on the weekends or while on vacation, and more have a set of clubs in the closet now home to many generations of household spiders. Even though it is popular and ridiculed as a sport, many have tried to play the game. Golf is a competitive sport requiring mastery of skills, physical and mental endurance and deserving of recognition as so. Golf is most certainly a sport based on the definition of sport: a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other (“Sport”, n.d.)....   [tags: clubs, balls, walking long distances]

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Attentional Bias Causes Anxiety

- It has been claimed that attentional bias causes anxiety. Attentional bias is when attention is automatically captured by certain stimuli. In terms of anxiety, this can be for example, the fear of spiders. Individuals who suffer from the phobia could, for example be reading a newspaper and related stimuli such as the word ‘web’ would capture their attention. Attentional bias has been found among many anxiety disorders including social phobia, OCD, trait anxiety, social phobia and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)....   [tags: crtical review, evidence, attention]

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6 Categories of Anxiety

- Everyone has some form of stress in his or her life. It is normal to experience occasional anxiety. A student is anxious about a test; someone may get the “butter flies” in the abdomen before speaking in front of a large audience. And who isn’t a little apprehensive about surgical procedures. Anxiety is different for the people with an Anxiety Disorder. They suffer with a constant worry, fear and tension, which is far worse than the anxiety that we experience from time to time. Anxiety level can be so intense that the sufferer finds ordinary activities difficult or even impossible....   [tags: PTSD, Social Anxiety, Disorder, Stress]

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Magic and the Supernatural in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Magic and the Supernatural in The Hobbit The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is full of magic and things having to do with magic. There are all sorts of supernatural creatures in this novel, including dwarves, trolls, goblins, elves, wizards, and the main character is a “hobbit”. Overall, magic and the supernatural plays a very big part in The Hobbit. One major magic entity in the book is Gandalf. He shows his magic power a few times. One of those times was when the little party was in the Misty Mountains, sleeping in the cave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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