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Life Of A Captive Orca Whale

- ... Locked away in this tiny cage causes great agitation which is only furthering the angst in the whales. The negative health effects of living in Seaworld is very obvious yet is completely disregarded by the employees. When speaking about the whales the speaker will blatantly lie about what is true. Some facts that they tell are: a collapsed dorsal fin is natural, life span of around thirty to forty years, and that they are getting better health care here. On average orcas have a lifespan of sixty to seventy years for males and eighty to one hundred years for females....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Killer whales]

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Whale Captivity : A Small Cage For An Eternity

- Ban Whale Captivity Imagine living in a small cage for an eternity. How would one feel. How would one react. How would one live. Orcas have been captured and forced to live a life filled with strangers and unsatisfactory administration . However, performing whales provide knowledge, jobs, money, and entertainment to people all over the world. Orcas should be free in the wild because they do not receive proper nutrition or care. Also they get stressed out from being confined to a limited space....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Killer whales]

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The Defiance of Women in Antigone and Whale Rider

- A young girl named Paikea once said, “In the old days, the land felt a great emptiness. It was waiting. Waiting to be filled. Waiting for someone to love it. Waiting for a leader” (Whale Rider). As seen in the eyes of Paikea, from the movie Whale Rider, a leader is a guide, someone who guides his or her people in the right directions, someone who does all he or she can do to improve his or her land. In the eyes of Antigone, from the play Antigone, princess of Thebes, the rules of the leader only seem right when she feels they don’t contradict with the rules of the gods....   [tags: The Whale Rider, Antigone]

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Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner

- Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner (pp. ix-39, 99-200). Winner states implicitly that he wishes to add his book to a surprisingly short list of works that can be characterized as "philosophy of technology" (which includes Marx and Heidegger). His book will deal primarily with the political and social aspects of this philosophy, pertinent since as he notes the world is changing because of tech., no longer comprised of national entities--a global economy, etc. In this context he will also look at language and determine how adequate it is presently for handling the state of the art high tech world....   [tags: The Whale and the Reactor]

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The Whale as Symbol in Moby Dick

- The Whale as Symbol in Moby Dick That there are various perspectives to the white whale as symbol is a result of the value which Melville accords the symbol as a medium of expression. Melville regarded the symbol as, what William Gleim terms, "a means of both revelation and concealment"(402). Visible objects are as masks through which one can educe universal and significant order. The "eyes are windows"(Melville, 9) through which one "can see a little into the springs and motives which [are] cunningly presented ....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays Whale Essays]

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The Belly Of The Whale

- ... This is called the Ritual Death or Dismemberment. A representation of this abandonment can either be the loss of a limb or the loss of something important in order to symbolize that abandonment and transformation of the hero. During the snake scene in Billy Jack, the snake bites represent the symbolic abandonment of his previous life by taking the steps to cross the threshold. Martin getting killed during the kidnapping as he tried to escape represents a ritual death. Finally, Barbara 's loss of her baby can also represent a ritual death....   [tags: Monomyth, Hero, Goddess, Family]

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Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein

- Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein James Whale’s 1931 portrayal of Frankenstein when compared to Kenneth Brannagh’s alternate account from 1994 reveals some similarities but also many differences in the way they try to evoke emotions such as horror, fear and expectation from the audience and keep the plot moving. To do this, the directors have used a series of techniques, including: camera shots, use of sound and music, use of lighting and shadows, and mise-en-scene....   [tags: Whale Brannagh Film Cinematography]

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The Bowhead Whale

- Many people can feel connected to the earth and their surroundings by observing and learning the way of the animals, including the whales. The Bowhead whale has been an important part in the Inuit-Inupiaq people of northern Alaska’s way of living. Native Americans have used animals like the whale in their stories to explain life and moral values. An American Indian author, Vine Deloria Jr., stated that, “Native Americans saw themselves as being related in some fundamental manner to every other living species....   [tags: Inuit-Inupiaq People, Northern Alaska]

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The Humpback Whale

- The Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, is part of the marine mammals group. They are found in oceans all over the world, they live in open waters. Even though they are mammals, they do not live on land (Monterey Bay Aquarium). Humpback whales are known for their magical song that can travel great distances. These gentle giants are omnivores, their main diet is krill. They are mostly found near coastlines feeding on tiny shrimp-like krill, plankton and small fish. Humpbacks migrate annually from summer feeding grounds near the poles to warmer winter breeding water closer to the Equator....   [tags: Endangered, Wildlife]

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Franki the Whale

- ... "You should really be happy dancing with me," Franki teased, calming down as others glanced over at her. Whatever, flithy peasants. "Or maybe not, I know you're about to die from a Brooks and Aldrich overdose. Still confused about everything, right?" she mumbled, stepping up to the front of the booth and smiling at the nice lady with food. "I"ll have fries with cheese please with a diet Dr.Pepper. Capri Sun, select your weapon . . ." Franki smiled, pointing to the menu. The lady took their order and began scurrying around in the back with the others....   [tags: short story]

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The Natural History of Whale Sharks

- What is the largest fish in the world. The answer would be the Rhincodon typus, or commonly known as, the whale shark. The whale shark is vey unique because unlike normal sharks, the whale shark is a filter feeder and so, does not have use of its teeth. The whale shark is also about the size of a bus. However, like many animals in the world today, they are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN. They are seen often in the tropical areas, but many behavior and movement mechanism of the whale shark are still unknown....   [tags: Rhincodon typus, sharks, zebra sharks]

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The Extinction of Fin Whale

- Animals are a blessing of God. They are seen in different type, shapes and weights in their own category. In marine animals, there are mostly mammals which are found to be in large number. Fin whale is among those mammals that are found in marine life. This type of whale is found in all types of oceans and is a suborder to baleen whales. Fin whale is a very heavy whale. Its weight is estimated to be around 74-75 tones. The weight is not only the only characteristic but its length is also very interesting....   [tags: specie, marine animals, mammals]

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Taking a Look at the Beluga Whale

- There are about 16,118 endangered species worldwide that are listed in the IUCN Red List ("About Species"). These animals are most likely listed in this red list because of human cause. The things that humans do that seem so harmless could actually be harmful to many animals that live in the sea and everywhere else. Out of the 16,118 endangered species that are listed, there are a couple thousand beluga whales that are also in danger of becoming extinct soon if we don't do anything about it....   [tags: worldwide enangered species]

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Whale Hunting Should Be Banned

- Where there is a line between trying to preserve your culture and heritage, and being on the same page with the modern moral values. It is hard to reply to this question because there is no right or wrong answer. One of the examples of this question is the situation on Faroe Islands. People of Faroe Islands have been hunting long pilot whales for centuries; it is part of their culture and part of their identity. Also, it is one of the food sources that they have. However the world is concerned with the custom on the islands....   [tags: cultural and environmental changes]

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A Whale of a Story: Moby Dick

- Located in the dark, cold pages of Moby Dick lies evil, an evil by the name of mankind. Mankind snarls its teeth into the face of nature and fellow-man by character development and a thick plot. By diving into the characters and the author, the motives of these individuals is shown clearly through the murky water. Herman Melville's own motives help illuminate his reasoning behind each examples of man's traits through the book. His motives are driven towards the dark side of humanity, also known as anti-transcendental....   [tags: Herman Melville novel analysis]

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Conservation of the Blue Whale

- Introduction The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a species of baleen whale known as the largest animal on Earth. They can grow to be over 100 feet long and can weigh up to 165 tons. Blue whales are found in all oceans and can occupy a wide variety of habitats, from pelagic environments to offshore environments (Clapham et al. 1999). Up until the 19th century, blue whales were generally immune from whaling. Not only were they substantially large animals, they were also very quick and agile and were difficult to catch....   [tags: baleen biology, whaling, ship strikes]

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Whale Rider: The Maori Culture

- Reflective Introduction The purpose of this reflective outline is to demonstrate a thorough understanding of theories, concepts, and/or strategies relating to cultural and social religions. “Whale Rider” (Caro, 2002) , is a depictive representation of a cultural religion that has survived on the belief of male inheritance as their form of guidance; however, history has shown that change is inevitable. For example, throughout history, religion has played a pivotal role in the development of individuals, including the evolution of societies....   [tags: culture and religion, reflective outline]

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Whale's Life on Entertainment Parks

- Everyone dreams to be able to go to SeaWorld, to see the whales—these majestic creatures gracefully swimming, so close to you. Then, you can go see the Shamu show, and you can see all the tricks the whales have been trained to do. When one finds out about the whale’s life, everything changes. Killer whales in SeaWorld are held in captivity without the necessary living conditions or treatments. Due to this, the whales should be released because they can acquire mental health issues and anger can build up, causing them to act out against trainers....   [tags: sea world, whales, shamu show, animal welfare]

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Sonar vs. Whale Migration

- Sonar vs. Whale Migration Imagine being in Baja California lying on the beach and out along the horizon you watch the first gray whale break surface and fling himself into the air. I personally have seen this and it is a life changing experience. A whale of that size can truly take your breath away. Whales migrate over 6000 miles in the winter each year just to mate in the warmer waters of the tropics. Although it is amazing to watch them arrive the trip for them is not easy. Whales rely on the hearing immensely and they use sounds to find food, friends, their mate and even find their way around throughout their life....   [tags: sound, mate, ocean, migrate]

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Killing the Killer Whale

- ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]

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Killer Whale in Captivity

- Captivity is the state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved, according to Wiktionary. Every year, marine parks and aquariums, like SeaWorld, make billions of dollars through ticket sales. SeaWorld estimates about 70% of their total revenue is due to their performing killer whales (Jeffs). People visit from all over the world to encounter killer whales up close. “Their beauty and power, combined with willingness to work with humans, have made them legendary performers” (Gorman). In recent years, humans have gained the ability to tame and train these creatures....   [tags: seaworld, parks, incidents]

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Whale Symbol

- There are many views on the symbolism of the white whale in Melville’s book, Moby Dick. Melville regarded the symbol as, what William Gleim describes, "a means of both revelation and concealment"(402). The symbol of the white whale lends itself easily to this concept. To Ahab, the whale represents the wickedness of nature. To Starbuck, it is a product. To Ishmael, however, it is "portentous and mysterious"(Melville, 6). It rouses his curiosity, but he recognizes it as a thing secluded. It is an "overwhelming idea"(Melville, 6): an idea which is larger than his consciousness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Moby Dick]

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Whale Wars

- Whale Wars In the Antarctic Ocean, Japanese whalers hunt for whales. Could you imagine eating meat from an animal that you admire. The Japanese are saying that their being killed for scientific research, but in reality many people believe they are being eaten. Several organizations have helped to ban whaling, but all that ends up happening is reducing the amount of whales to be killed. In the Antarctic Ocean there are several whales such as the White Hump-Back, Grey Whales, and Minkes Whales. These whales are the only ones the Japanese whalers kill for their scientific research, why not other whales....   [tags: Conservation]

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Is Tilikum the Killer Whale Truly a Killer?

- Tilikum is the name of the most notorious killer whale in Seaworld. He is responsible for three deaths in SeaWorld. The most recent case of the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 brought the world’s attention to the captivity of killer whales. Dawn Brancheau was one of the most senior whale trainer that is allowed to to work with Tilikum (Kirby 305). Despite that, many rounds of checks were carried out before the training starts. The incident occurred during a ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where guest could eat while watching the killer whale interactions....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, captivity]

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Myth, Culture, and Family in Whale Rider

- Niki Caro’s acclaimed film, Whale Rider, is an aspiring story of a young Maori girl’s pursuit to prove herself to her grandfather and to undertake her destiny as the tribal leader. Her grandfather, Chief of Whangara has old-fashioned attitudes that blind him to his granddaughter’s potential as his successor. It is only when tragedy strikes that Pai can prove to her grandfather that her community’s link with the spiritual world of the Maori lives on. The emphasis on Maori culture and myth allow us to classify Whale Rider as a film that shows the protagonist, Pai, being unable "go home" and to understand it through a connection between myth, culture, and family....   [tags: film analysis, Niki Caro]

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The Blue Whale

- The Blue Whale Balaenoptera Musculus, or the blue whale, is the largest mammal in the world. This enormous mammal can grow to be 110 feet long and weigh as much as 190 tons. That's longer than two city buses and the total weight of 30 elephants. This giant is powered by a heart the size of a taxi-cab. The blue whale's of the Antarctic grow larger than those of the Northern Hemisphere. Also, the females tend to be slightly larger than the males of the same age. These mammals are bluish-gray in color, with some paler spots....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Whale Hunt

- Envision the Makah nation before white men came to reduce their lands, diminished their way of life, and contaminate them with new diseases. The Makah tribe was once free to roam along the dark sandy beaches of the Olympic Peninsula and experience the fiery glow of the sinking sun creep into the depths of the vast Pacific Ocean. They are no longer able to undergo this majestic cycle in the same tranquility that their ancestors once did. After dealing with the inequities that were brought upon them by the European settlers, such as being forced to speak a new language and being confined to a minute area of land, that cannot compare to the greatness of the territory where they once lived....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Humpback Whale

- To look up into the mountains and see the steam rolling from a mountain stream on a cold winters morning is a beautiful sight. However, to look out over the horizon and see the white spray of salt water coming from the blow of a huge hump-back whale is much more exciting sight and a whole lot warmer. I lived in the mountains of Colorado for most of my childhood. The first time I had the opportunity to see the ocean was on a vacation to California, when I was about 15 years old. It was even better than I had dreamed it would be....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Whale Rider

- This book really grabbed me right from the beginning of the story. The story begins with the birth of fraternal twins, with the grandfather patiently awaiting the birth of the son. Right away I felt sadness when the mother and one of the twins die. The boy dies and the girl survives. The grandpa seems to not care about the girl who survived . He was longing for his grandson because he is from the Maori tribe and the tribe is waiting for the sign of a new chief to be born . The chief would lead the village and its community to greatness....   [tags: Witi Ihimaera essays research papers]

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Seaworld Is A Marine Amusement Park That Entertains People With Orcas

- ... Many of the orcas family would stay by their babies’ side until they got sent away. During the capturing of these orcas the families would communicate with each other. The parent orcas would see their babies being kidnapped. The worst thing is that nothing could’ve of been done to keep the family together. Furthermore, when the infant orcas are being captured some tends to die on the way to the industries. When these orcas die the capturers end up cutting open the orcas. Once the orca is cut open they fill their insides with rocks....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Humpback whale]

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Whale Hunting By the Makah Tribe

- Whale hunting has been a way of life for the Makah Tribe for more than 2000 years. They have traditionally depended on the whale meat to survive as well as they have utilized the whales blubber and oil. The dependence on whale hunting has caused the whale to be an integral part of the Makah culture. The whale is in their songs, dances, designs and basketry. It has given them a disciple and pride in their tribe. Yet for the past seventy years the Makah has been prevented from hunting due to the gray whale, the whale they hunt, being on the endangered list....   [tags: Essays on Hunting]

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Film Review : Blackfish, A Documentary Film Directed By Producer Gabriela Cowperwaite

- Blackfish, a documentary film directed by producer Gabriela Cowperwaite, who is no rookie when it comes to filming, exposes the truth about killer whales and the conditions they live in while in captivity. She uses her years of film experience to create a documentary told though the story of Tilikum, a killer whale who has been involved in the deaths of three people. She digs deep and investigates the inhumane and unsuitable lives of not only the whales themselves, but also the danger in which trainers face while interacting with unpredictable whales that are held in unnatural environments....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale]

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The Destruction of the Minke Whale in Mobe Dick by Herman Melville

- ... In the ocean is revolving cycle, such as planktons being eating by fish, which are eaten by whales. In order for the ocean to function, a cycle has to happen, Jeremy Jackson5. A solution could be finding another meat to use to substitute whale meat, or having a numerous amount of customer that stop demanding sushi. By lower demand the Japanese will have no reason to kill the Minke whale because it is not a request. While some conservationists argue that the minke whale is near extinction, economists suggest that the cost to protect the minke whale are too high for the LDC to afford....   [tags: capitain ahab, taxonomy]

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The Decline of the Blue Whale Population

- People generally think that the largest animals ever to live on earth were the dinosaurs, but even those giants were not as huge as the blue whalethat is still alive today. Named for its blue-gray color, this huge cetacean may grow to be roughly 30.5 m (100 ft) long and weigh more that 108,000 kg (120 tons). Its close relatives include the smaller fin, humpback, sei, Bryde's, and minke whales. The blue whale and its relatives are called baleen whales because they have a feeding structure known as baleen that takes the place of teeth....   [tags: Environmental Essays]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Blackfish '

- ... Could it have been in hopes of it garnering exactly the accolades it received. (Cowperthwaite) A google search of Gabriela Cowperthwaite+ talk shows yielded so many pages of hits they cannot be listed here because there would be too many references for an eight page paper. Another noteworthy point is the difference between Sea World’s claims of highly training their employees as brought out by the advertisement featuring James Earl Jones in which he states that ‘it takes years of study and experience to meet the strict requirements for getting in the water with Shamu’....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale]

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A New Species of Whale

- Questions Surrounding a New Species of Whale During the month of September in 1998 an amazing and unique discovery was found by a group of scientists when they went out to the Sea of Japan. There, they collected the carcass of a medium sized baleen whale. This was the ninth specimen needed to complete the research on discovering this new species. This species of the baleen whale did resemble the fin whale, another species of the baleen whale. However, this carcass was much smaller in size. After comparing DNA data of the external morphology, osteology, and mitochondrial, scientists were able to classify all they found into a new and different species....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Moby Dick or White Whale

- Ishmael, the narrator, announces his intent to ship aboard a whaling vessel. He has made several voyages as a sailor but none as a whaler. He travels to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he stays in a whalers’ inn. Since the inn is rather full, he has to share a bed with a harpooner from the South Pacific named Queequeg. At first repulsed by Queequeg’s strange habits and shocking appearance, Ishmael eventually comes to appreciate the man’s generosity and kind spirit, and the two decide to seek work on a whaling vessel together....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Whale of a Passion for Psychology

- A Whale of a Passion for Psychology A beluga whale helped me first realize my true academic passion. I spent my high school summers and weekends volunteering at the New York Aquarium, first in the education department, and later in the training department. It was there, through casual and research-oriented observations of cetaceans, that I began to wonder about animal and human minds. I later had the opportunity to participate in an observational research project, helping to record data on the behaviors of new whale calves and mothers....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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To Hold a Killer Whale in Captivity is to Abuse that Animal

- ... In the wild, the dorsal fin of the Killer whale stands upright (Cetacean Inspiration). Cases of killer whales having bent dorsal fins in the wild is extremely rare and when it does occur its usually the result of injury, or even an oil spill. There are a several reasons why whales in captivity have bent dorsal fins. Two of the main causes as stated by the Cetacean Inspiration Website are: I. In the wild, the deep water supports the dorsal fins upright position while collagen hardens, and in captivity, the pool water isn’t deep enough to exert the amount of pressure necessary so the fin bends....   [tags: marine life, orcas]

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Mary Shelley And James Whale Address The Advantages Of Communication

- ... By referencing the numerous accounts in which he attempts to befriend humans, Frankenstein’s monster is acknowledging his voice as a strength. Upon the interaction with the De Lacey family, he expresses this knowledge, “[imagining the young] would be disgusted, until, by [his] gentle demeanour and conciliating words [he] should first win their favour, and afterwards their love” (Shelley 131). Once realizing that the blind man’s ability to remain unperturbed by his appearance is a chance to communicate, the initial acceptance, and then dismissal due to his deformities pushes him further away from humanity....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein]

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Myth, Culture, and Family in Whale Riderby Niko Caro

- Whale Rider is a story directed by Niko Caro about a young Maori girl named Pai. In the story, her goal is to prove to her grandfather that she is capable of becoming the next tribal leader. Pai’s grandfather believes that only capable boys are allowed to be the leaders, which blinds him in seeing his granddaughter’s passion as his successor. Only when tragedy strikes can Pai prove to her grandfather of their community’s connection with the spiritual world in which the Maori people live on. Pai is portrayed as the protagonist of the story and is unable to understand the connection between myth, culture and family, which is very crucial in the Maori culture....   [tags: pai, maori girl, film analysis]

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Moby Dick, Or The Whale

- I. Author InformationHerman Melville, was born in 1819, in a very "good" neighborhood in New York. A. Many influences on Melville's works were European literature, experiences in his travels, and tragedy in his life. B. Melville was born into the time when inspiring works of American literature began to emerge. Yet, European heritage in literature still had a strong hold on American writers of the time. C. Other contributions by Herman Melville were his narrative poems, and writings of other sea journeys.II....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Many Leaders Around Us: Whale Rider

- A young girl named Paikea once said, “In the old days, the land felt a great emptiness. It was waiting. Waiting to be filled. Waiting for someone to love it. Waiting for a leader” (Whale Rider). As seen in the eyes of Paikea, a leader is a guide, someone who guides his or her people in the right directions, someone who does all he or she can do to improve his or her land. In the eyes of Antigone, princess of Thebes, the rules of the leader only seem right when she feels they don’t contradict with the rules of the gods....   [tags: Paikea, movie character analysis]

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The Cruel Punishment Of Killer Whales At Seaworld

- The film Blackfish, a documentary created by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a film about the cruel punishment of killer whales at SeaWorld. It suggests that killer whales should be set free from captivity in marine mammal parks because of the threat and danger towards humans and each other. Blackfish is an explicit example of how logos, ethos and pathos are used to create an argument that is impressive, valid and effective. After watching Blackfish, if you could only take one thing from the film it should have been that orcas are being kept in captivity under cruel conditions for the sole purpose of their investments and profits off of them....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, SeaWorld]

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The Movie ' 2014 On Netflix '

- ... An average size of an killer whale is up to 20-26 feet long, and are averagely weighed to as much as 22,000 pounds (D 'Aquino). The tanks are considered “bathtubs” compared to the size of the whale. According to an anti-SeaWorld website, “An orca at SeaWorld would have to swim the circumference of the main pool 1,900 times in one day to swim that same distance.” As well as each single case of the killer whales communicate in different languages, and by placing a different killer whales in small living spaces that do not “speak” the same language forms a lot of confusion between the whales, and many times bitterness between one another....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Killer whales]

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The Death Of The Big Bucks

- Killers in Captivity Imagine being torn from your family and forced to perform unnecessary tricks as a form of entertainment. This sounds like an act of cruel and unusual punishment if you ask me. Now, think of an animal being torn from their family, thrown into a small tank, and forced to perform the same unnecessary tricks. Seaworld seems to think this is a great idea to ring in the big bucks. For many years, they have captured young Orcas from the wild and transported them to a small pool, where they will now spend the rest of their lives....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, SeaWorld]

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The Controversy Over The Orcas Performing

- ... What the people don’t understand is that Orcas are much better off living in SeaWorld than the ocean. If the Orcas were to be released it would be sending them to their death. In todays’ world, the impact humans have made on the ocean is worrisome. From all the toxins and waste being released its starting to have a major effect on marine life. Polychlorinated Biphenyls, better known as PCB, have dropped the life expectancy of Orcas throughout the years. A Study has shown that “Orcas from the North will last until 2030 and Orcas from the south will face risks until 2063”....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Free Willy]

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Gender and Transcendence: Sexing Melville's Whale

- Gender and Transcendence: Sexing Melville's Whale Mention Moby-Dick to most undergraduates and their response is either a yawn or a groan.Of course, few of them have actually read the novel; rather, their trepidation is usually based on hearing over and over again that it's a Great Book.If it's been a Great Book for over 150 years, they ask, what could it possibly teach us now, on the brink of the 21st Century. Such thinking seems to have created a rather large hole in what most undergraduates know about 19th century American literature--a hole large enough to swallow not only Melville's whale but all of R....   [tags: essays papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Blackfish '

- ... Can anyone blame SeaWorld for not wanting to be interviewed in a documentary that is only attacking them and their foundation. In doing research about movie reviews for Blackfish, there is a unanimous voting that the movie is well directed with a correct interpretation of the truth behind SeaWorld. Christopher Hooton from the states, “For killer whales to wave a fin at the audiences from their watery jail cell is an inherent immorality. That is brought thrashing to the surface in this documentary.” However, for anyone who has seen the movie or the evidence about the whales, it is during the show that they are happiest....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Michael Bigg]

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The Wolves Of The Sea

- ... In the summers these waters are filled with migrating salmon, the Resident killer whales favorite meal. Killer whales do not really have a migration path of their own, they tend to follow the migrations of their prey. Knowing which places to go at what time of the season, to catch the food they thrive on. “Unlike some other species of whales, which follow a regular migration route each year, the orca seems to travel according to the availability of food. They are one of the few species of whales that move freely from hemisphere to hemisphere.” (American Crustacean Society) Transient Orcas diet is mostly Pinniped mammals such as sea lions, seals, elephants seals and occasionally bigger...   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Michael Bigg]

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The Documentary Blackfish By Gabriela Cowperthwaite

- How would you like to be abducted from your family and locked in a bathtub to live out the rest of your days and be used as a source of entertainment. That is exactly what happens when an orca is captured, which is disgusting and pure evil. The Documentary Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite helps depict the horrors that orcas face while in captivity and reveals the ugly and hidden side of SeaWorld. Blackfish does a great job at showing what SeaWorld has been hiding and really makes you hate them....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Dorsal fin, Beached whale]

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Description Of The Killer Whales

- ... The orca is the apex predator of the ocean, feeding on fish, whales, Sharks, seals, and penguins. They live in pods (sometimes having up to 4 generations in one pod) and have a leader of the pod called the matriarch. Orcas range anywhere between 16 and 26 feet long and can weigh up to 22,000 pounds. The males generally tend to be larger. They can slow their heartbeat so they can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes. Orcas are the second most distributed mammal on Earth behind humans, living in many of the world’s aquatic habitats, and as an apex predator they can eat just about anything without much danger....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Dolphin]

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The Controversial Documentary Named Blackfish

- ... His role in Blackfish was with the Tilikum case. Duffus said. “The situation of Dawn Brancheau, it didn 't just happen. It 's not a singular event. You have to go back over 20 years to understand this.” Bringing in this expert really pushed Cowperthwaite’s opinion and position on Seaworld, bringing a really good ethos point. Another example of the good ethos in this movie was bringing in the expert neuroscientist. Lori Marino studied the killer whale 's brain and saw multiple brilliant discoveries with their brains....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Beached whale, Rhetoric]

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Effects of Illegal Whaling in The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary on Benthic and Pelagic Ecosystems

- Whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (SOWS) is an ongoing issue despite laws and regulations prohibiting commercial hunting in these waters. Whaling fleets from Japan use scientific research to justify continued whaling in the Southern Ocean. Weak enforcement of the regulations set up in the SOWS has allowed countries, most notably Japan, to continue their hunts with little interference. If whaling continues in the SOWS, it may lead to irreversible effects to the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean....   [tags: Ecology]

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The Escape Of The Whales

- ... “Orcas, for example, are known to travel up to 150 kilometers per day on average (Berghan 1998); thus, it is no surprise that orcas in captivity suffer in the small tanks of the aquaria. Researchers observe clear signs of stress displayed by captive orcas (e.g., the drooping of the dorsal fin, which is very rare in the wild, but a common sight in captivity),” and this quotation that is provided gives people the knowledge of the fact that orcas really do need the space that the wild or their natural environment provides for them in order to stay healthy and live a longer life....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Killer whales, Beached whale]

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Is It Safe Keeping A Wild Animal? Captivity?

- ... The main stakeholders that are affected by this issue are OSHA, SeaWorld Employees (including trainers) PETA and the City of Orlando. OSHA’s position in the issue according to CNN is to restrict trainer and a killer whale interaction, because it will reduce the risk of injury and/or death (, 2014). Their issue is in solving the problem of safety with the trainers. SeaWorld Employees’ position according to USAToday, is that the interaction between the trainer and a killer whale is a good thing, because it will strengthen their relationship (Donna, 2010)....   [tags: Killer whale, Whale, Endangered species]

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Modernizing Genre: Subversion of the Epic in Witi Ihimaera’s The Whale Rider

- The epic genre is known for its celebration of achievements of community heroes and several other features. This paper argues that Witi Ihimaera’s The Whale Rider conforms to the requirements of the epic genre although the author has used it push for progressive ideals among the Maori. It is, therefore, not mere celebration of heroic deeds of the protagonist as it would be the case for traditional epics. By setting the story in the present and through Kahu, the heroine, Witi seeks to inform the Maori and the world that leadership is no longer reserved for men as most epics tend to imply....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

- Of all the qualities in a hero, the ones that make helping a heroic act are honesty, wisdom, dedication and conviction, which John from Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher and Clarisse from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury portray. John and Clarisse are both honest about everything no matter what anyone says or thinks. They also take the wisdom they gain from their experiences, and use it to create a positive impact on those that they are helping. The level of dedication that John shows is one side of a pole while Clarisse’s level of dedication is on the other....   [tags: hero, qualities, honesty, wisdom]

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Response to Story of Inky the Pigmy Sperm Whale

- Response to Story of Inky the Pigmy Sperm Whale The economy is slowing, third world nations have political unrest, and Susie is distraught because she cannot decide what to wear to school tomorrow. These seem to be the problems that society is extremely concerned with today. The thing that is so shocking is the fact that humans are so caught up with material possessions and their egocentric problems that they are blinded from the big picture. If we don't preserve the physical world that we live in, there will be nothing to enjoy the fruits of our labor on....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Moby Dick Starts '

- ... This inquisitive mindset is previously seen in Chapter 42 The Whiteness of the Whale, where Ishmael ponders about metaphysical and psychological topics concerning why the white coloration of the whale instills fear into people. Ishmael refers to the whiteness of the whale as many things, including “grand or gracious” and that “no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.” (Melville 172) Ishmael ultimately concludes that the reason we are afraid of whiteness is because it represents things that are both beautiful and terrifying - an indefinite void that makes us think of atheism, nothingness, the absence of color, etc....   [tags: Moby-Dick, Sperm whale, Whale, Cetacea]

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Opening Sequences of Frankenstein by James Whale and Kenneth Branagh

- Opening Sequences of Frankenstein by James Whale and Kenneth Branagh "Frankenstein" Compare the opening sequences of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein' filmed by James Whale (1931) and Kenneth Branagh (1994). Describe and account for the major differences and similarities between the versions. The gothic horror novel, 'Frankenstein', was written by Mary Shelley during the Industrial Revolution, which was a period of dramatic change. It was a groundbreaking and controversial novel, exploring subjects previously considered taboo and even more shocking was that this was done by a female author....   [tags: Frankenstein Movies Films Mary Shelley Essays]

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Marine Animals And The Marine Mammals

- ... According to the documentary Blackfish, in their natural habitats, whales and dolphins live in distinct communities called pods. To supply the growing demand for more performers, many animals at marine parks are seized from the ocean or bred in captivity. Not only does this cause stress for the mammal that is captured, it also disrupts the pod from which it was taken Animals that have been taken from the ocean are forced to interact with others of their species, in which they do not share language or customs....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Marine mammals, Cetacea]

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Hunting for Whales: Outdated Practice

- ... The first type of data is just that, the number of whales landed, the second type is “reports of catch and production by pre20th century commercial shore whaling establishments.”, and the third data is that of which is collected from catch and production by voyages (Reeves & Smith, 2010) WHALING 4 The second two forms of data collected from whaling, pre20th century commercial whaling establishments and pre20th century whaling voyages, are only used because these groups were whaling before it became illegal for commercial use in 2014 (Ganderton, 2014)....   [tags: assisting the whale population in growth]

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SeaWorld: Behind the Scenes

- For 50 years SeaWorld has entertained park guests with numerous stunts involving the majestic sea creature, the orca, also referred to as the killer whale, and their human trainers. What the on-lookers don’t see at these shows is what goes on behind the scenes: how the whales got there in the first place, and the conditions in which they are housed. SeaWorld San Diego opened in March 21, 1964. This was the first SeaWorld park to be established. There three parks all together the other two being SeaWorld San Antonio, and SeaWorld Orlando (Ask Shamu)....   [tags: sea creatures, killer whale]

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Herman Melville's Moby Dick

- Moby dick is a novel written by Herman Melville. The books takes place on the open seas, where very little happens. It has earned its status as a literary classic not by the typical presentation of a nuanced, epic plot or by devoting itself to absolute perfect portrayal of the world, but by its sheer bravado and omnipresence matched only by the god-character whom the novel takes its name from, Moby Dick. This is not to say that Moby Dick’s plot is bad by any means, it is just minimal. It is difficult to imagine, or find another book that is able to pick such good minimal elements and make so much of them....   [tags: the white whale, literary analysis]

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Marine Mammals in Captivity

- Imagine a warm day in February, a day that you have been waiting for forever, to see a majestic sea mammal, an orca (commonly known as a killer whale). The show was called “Dine with Shamu”, the orcas were doing amazing tricks and splashing the kids in the front row. After the show was finished, you make your way under the stadium to get a picture with the star of the show, Tilikum. As you wait for him to show himself, a siren goes off and sends everyone into a panic. You look at the crystal clear pool behind the glass, and see Tilikum dragging a women’s body down to the bottom of the pool....   [tags: Sea Mammal, Orca, Killer Whale]

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Exposing the Whale's Feeling in Blackfish: The Documentary

- Blackfish: The Documentary Entertainment is a word that invokes feelings of fun and pleasure. It is an exciting time with family and friends filled with joy and laughter, especially at amusement parks. However, what about the whales entrapped at amusement water parks. How do they feel. Are they content with their environment. Perhaps once you view Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaithe, you will begin to have an understanding of how the whales feel. The documentary follows an Orca by the name of Tilikum....   [tags: captivity, entertainment, seaworld]

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The Opening Sequences of James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and the Opening sequences of the 1994 film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- The Opening Sequences of James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and the Opening sequences of the 1994 film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley, creator and author of Frankenstein. Mother to thousands of different versions of the original text, first put pen to paper in 1818. Thousands of directors have since embarked upon producing their versions of Frankenstein. James Whale. Kenneth Branagh. A mere two directors to produce their versions of the gothic horror tale. The two directors versions are a prime example of the different ways in which Frankenstein can be portrayed....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Version

- Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Version There are many similarities and differences between James Whale’s 1931 and Kenneth Brannagh’s 1994 Frankenstein. They differ in the way that lighting, sound effects and camera shots are used to create tension and suspense for the audience. Some similarities that occur are the religious references which are present throughout the scenes. The purposes of the scenes are also the same, to create tension, suspense and to shock the audience; however they do this in different ways as the audiences the two films were intended for are very different....   [tags: Papers]

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Physics of Whales Swimming

- Animals can't rotate like wheels on a car. They must move by oscillatory motion. The resulting flow of fluids are complex and create agonizing studies for biofluid students. These students often find themselves at the forefront on research in fluid dynamics of unsteady, complex viscous flows. Often men have marveled at the dolphins and whale and at how gracefully they moved through the water. Jim Rohr, a fluid dynamicist working for the US Navy was on an evening cruise in the waters near San Diego when he saw nature doing what scientists had failed to do in the lab: reveal water motion to the naked eye....   [tags: physics whale swim]

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The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio

- The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio In the 19th century the Pacific Gray Whale was nearly hunted to extinction when their products were in high demand. At the turn of the century, there existed only a few thousand of these precious whales. Soon after, the whales were placed onto the endangered species list where they were under the heavy protection of numerous national laws and international treaties. In 1993 the number of Gray Whales climbed to a miraculous 21,000 and by the end of 1994 the Pacific Gray Whale became the first mammal to be removed from the endangered species list....   [tags: Pacific Gray Whale Conservation Essays]

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SeaWorld's Orca Whales

- The Orca or “killer whale” is the largest member of the dolphin family. Weighing up to six tons the Orca’s power and large size make it one of the fastest marine animals, reaching speeds up to 35 mph. Orca whale societies are pods of up to 40 individuals and all pods use hunting techniques close to what a wolf pack would use, but when in captivity Orcas do not have this freedom. In an Orca society, females are dominant, and many Orcas live with their mothers their entire lives. SeaWorld’s Orca shows should be illegal because captivity causes the Orcas too much stress, they are responding with violence among the others, themselves, and to human beings, and with OSHA’s bans captivity becomes...   [tags: Orca, Killer Whale, Dolphin Family, Sea Mammal]

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Commercial Whaling

- Commercial whaling is a serious world issue that has always been difficult for those who are in support and those who are against it. Each group defends their side with convincing arguments. Morally, whaling is wrong, but do the reasons for whaling outweigh the reasons to cease the primitive hunts. By studying the effects of whaling,realizing how culture has changed over time, and taking note of the money that would be saved, it can clearly be seen that there is no longer a current need for whaling to continue....   [tags: ecosystem, whale wards, sea shepherd]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- ... Frankenstein is about a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who tested out a theory of bringing people back to life. Victor used various items such as human body parts and much more to bring back the dead. (Branagh, “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). Certainly, his first creation was a human named Frankenstein. However, his creation was not successful. Frankenstein was an outrageous man with non human powers. He seemed more like a monster. He brought evil into the town and into Victor’s family. As stated before, the 1818 version of Frankenstein shares some sad experiences regarding the author....   [tags: Frankenstein, James Whale, Novel]

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Women 's Individual Capabilities : Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein

- ... In her speech, she stands up to what she believes. Her thoughts were her own and were not influenced by others. Furthermore, she reassures her innocence by proclaiming that “Moritzdo not pretend that Moritz 'sprotestations should acquit Moritz”(Shelley 55). She is in control of her possible fate. She reaffirms her innocence by explaining that her character does not provide such evidence. She showed agency through her speech because she was able to speak up for herself, and not let others speak for her....   [tags: Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, James Whale]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- Women’s role in Frankenstein Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a famous novel about a scientist names Victor who creates a monstrous creature in a scientific experiment. It is easy to realize that men seem to be dominant throughout the story, and that all the main characters are male. As a result, women’s role in the book seems to be less important and significant to the story. Why did Mary Shelley, a daughter of a leading feminist who wrote the book A Vindication of the Rights of Women to express her belief that women should be treated equally, create such a book as Frankenstein, which portrayed women as inferior to men....   [tags: Frankenstein, James Whale, Young Frankenstein]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- ... Initially, the creature plays this role: he pursues his creator in order to take revenge for Frankenstein “endow[ing him] with perceptions and passions, and then cast[ing him] abroad an object for the scorn and horror of mankind” (Shelley 98). This revenge entails the creature killing William and framing Justine. Still, the creature, in his initial pursuit of his creator, must depend on Victor Frankenstein, because he is the only person that can create a mate for him. After Frankenstein refuses to create a mate for the creature, he again vows revenge against Frankenstein, pursuing him and his loved ones, eventually killing Clerval and Elizabeth....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, James Whale]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- ... Frankenstein exclaims, A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion it became a thing such as Dante could not have conceived. (Shelley 59) The ghastly appearance of the creature frightens Frankenstein once the creature is brought to life. In this reflection on his creation, Victor Frankenstein instantly rejects the creature proclaiming he is more hideous and frightening to look at than a mummy coming back to life and does not believe he belongs with the rest of society....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, James Whale]

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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- ... The events leading up to Justine’s death prove just how powerful personal choice can be. Had Victor chosen to deal with his creation in a different matter, or to not make the creature to begin with, the lives of Justine and William would not have been lost. This proves that personal choice is an important aspect of one’s life and should not be taken lightly. Making a choice can be very critical as it can result in several unanticipated results which can affect the lives of people around. The novel indicates that personal choice can lead one down the benevolent road to success, or the cataclysmic road to failure....   [tags: Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, James Whale]

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Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Monster

- ... And for trying to play god, he receives the ultimate punishment, failure. “I was cursed by some devil, and carried about with me my eternal hell” (Shelley, 221) Victor even feels like some divine force has caused his pain and downfall, as his punishment for playing god. Victor’s life had seemed meaningless and uneventful, the one thing he wanted to do had tuned into a failure. A failure that is trying to kill him. Victor blames all the killing the monster does on himself. Since Victor sees himself as a coward, the reader believe it themselves....   [tags: Frankenstein, James Whale, Young Frankenstein]

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