Darker Side Essays

  • The Darker Side of Exposition

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    The Darker Side of Exposition An exploration into the unseen side of world fairs. “Expositions are the timekeepers of progress. They record the world’s advancement. They stimulate energy, enterprise, and intellect of the people and quicken human genius. They go into the home. They broaden and brighten the life of the people. They open mighty storehouses of information for the student. Every exposition, great or small, has helped this onward step.” President William Mckinley 1901 Contents

  • Macbeth And His Wife

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    intimate and playful. However there is a darker side to their relationship. Lady Macbeth has a change of heart and refers to her husband as a coward when they prepare to murder Duncan. “ . . . I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you . . .” Dialogues such as this show her darker side, the side that finally convinces Macbeth to commit

  • The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare's Tempest

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    appearing bestial on the outside. Caliban is a great example of a character being much more than one dimensional, almost to the point of being nearly a real person. While there is a great emphasis on the pure and the good, everyone has within them a darker side. Which is that of depravity and evil thoughts. This is what makes us human. It is how we deal with these thoughts and balance them that makes us a person. It is also the way in which this almost, 'alter ego' manifests itself to both to yourself

  • Adeline Yen Mah's "Falling Leaves"

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    Yen Mah's "Falling Leaves" Works Cited Missing For years, the world has been oblivious to the painful, degrading traditions toward women that take place behind the “Bamboo Curtain” of China. Falling Leaves , by Adeline Yen Mah, unveils the darker side of Chinese culture through her eyes as an unwanted Chinese daughter. Shocking mistreatment, of not only the author, but also the females in her extended family keep suspense alive throughout the book. My heart sobs at each account of Adeline’s tortured

  • Truths Exposed in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    The quest of George and Lennie, two migrant workers, is an example of the dilemma of thousands of homeless and unemployed men in America during the Great Depression era (Ito 39). The harsh circumstances presented by the Great Depression reveal a darker side of human nature. In order to survive, a man's priority had to be himself. Through his characters, Steinbeck exposes truths about people and life in general. Through the character of Curley, Steinbeck mocks the insecurity that can develop

  • Don Pepe

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    “Don Pepe'; by his admirers, Figueres was both an enemy of communist and a thorn in the side of the United States. While putting down a communist regime and allying himself consistently with the U.S., Figueres was also a strong socialist and nationalist and would prove to be an enigma to U.S. policy makers during his terms as president. Despite the praise and admiration that Figueres enjoyed, a much darker side to his administration as well as an unmistakable duality in his dealings with the U.S.

  • The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest

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    thing of darkness, I must acknowledge mine' It is impossible to understand The Tempest without first understanding the character of Caliban. Despite numerous novels and poems praising the virtuous, the pure and the good, everyone has within them a darker side of depravity and evil thoughts. This makes us human. What distinguishes between good and bad people, though, is the way in which this 'alter ego' manifests itself to both the rest of mankind and to oneself. Ostensibly, The Tempest is a play

  • Lord Of The Flies

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    use to the stranded freedom from the outside world. Three main characters pictured different effects on the other boys. Jack Merridew began as the bossy and arrogant leader of a choir. The freedom of the island allowed him to further develop the darker side of his personality as the Chief of a savage tribe. Ralph started as a self-assured boy whose confidence in him came from the approval of the others. He was kind as he was willing to listen to Piggy. He became increasingly dependent on Piggy's wisdom

  • The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in O'Connor Wise Blood

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    finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a moralistic overtone. The "Carnival Episode" illustrated Hazel's first experience with sexuality. The author depicts an incident surrounded

  • Analysis of the Film, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

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    Analysis of the Film, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark The deep jungles of South America, 1936. Three men trudge through the thick foliage, until one of them steps back from the others, pulling a gun. The leader of the group spins around, flashing his whip with incredible speed and knocking the weapon away. Thwarted, the gunman runs for his life as the dashing leader steps out from the shadows and reveals the grizzled face of…Han Solo. Unless you lived in a dark cave on Neptune

  • The American Dream in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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    provide for their families. One also thinks of a society free of prejudice and discrimination where everyone is considered to have an equal status. Yet, when Mark Twain wrote his book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he intended to reveal the darker side of humanity and how things actually occurred after the Civil War. One of the aspects of the American Dream is the pursuit of wealth by means of hard work and determination. In his book, the King and the Duke tried to achieve this portion of the

  • Influence of Other Characters on the Transformation of Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice

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    and on Wickam's pleasing manners.  As the story unfolds, the prejudices against Darcy and for Wickam are to face profound reversals.  While Darcy's real identity, which is not that arrogant, is being revealed to Elizabeth, she is ushered into the darker side of Wickam.  In the process of this remarkable revelation, Elizabeth obtains the reconfiguration of her attitude from prejudice-ridden to broadened perspective.  In figuring out the specific process, Dar... ... middle of paper ... ...t things

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

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    breathed new life into the dying horror genre of the early 1980’s. Horror films are designed to frighten the audience and engage them in their worst fears, while captivating and entertaining at the same time. Horror films often center on the darker side of life, on what is forbidden and strange. These films play with society’s fears, its nightmare’s and vulnerability, the terror of the unknown, the fear of death, the loss of identity, and the fear of sexuality. Horror films are generally set in

  • Plot Flaws in The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was a novel that epitomizes the time in our history known as the roaring twenties. It was a time of great extravagances and frolicsome attitudes. The novel also revealed the darker side of this time with its underlying themes of greed and betrayal on the part of many of the characters. The novel as a whole seems to be a very well thought out piece of literature with little or no flaws. However, if studied a bit harder several defects can be spotted.

  • Conflict in The Victory by Anne Stevenson

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    the excitement of bringing a live creature into this world, at first seem a victory to the new parent. The author goes on to confute the event as a victory. Using words such as "antagonist" (5), "bruise" (6), and "scary"(13), she shows the darker side of childbirth. The mother has felt her own life's blood flowing that a stranger might live "The stains of your glory bled from my veins." (6-8). That she sees her own child as a stranger is evident in lines nine and ten, where the child is described

  • Mankind's Evil Exposed in Lord of the Flies

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    Mankind's Evil Exposed in Lord of the Flies Despite the progression of civilization and society's attempts to suppress man's darker side, moral depravity proves both indestructible and inescapable; contrary to culturally embraced views of humanistic tendencies towards goodness, each individual is susceptible to his base, innate instincts. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, seemingly innocent schoolboys evolve into bloodthirsty savages as the latent evil within them emerges. Their

  • macbeth.

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    hero manipulated by evil. The forces of evil, namely witches, initiate Macbeth’s downfall, seducing him with the concept of power, firing up his ambition to become king. However, despite their obvious involvement, Macbeth delves deeper into the darker side of his nature on his own, seeking evil and wading further into his imagined river of blood. His downfall was brought about by the instruments of darkness – they planted the idea of Macbeth’s rising power in his head and their influence saw him fall

  • Struggle between Good and Evil in The Scarlet Letter and Macbeth

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    thy soul.” Indeed, Chillingsworth sets out to poison his rival – both physically and mentally. Dimmesdale, on the other hand, is waging a war within himself. His good nature craves to confess his secret affair with Hester Prynne, yet his darker side – cowardice perhaps- stubbornly refuses. In ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts stem from this eternal struggle. Nathaniel Hawthorne writes The Scarlet Letter to question sin, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth gives an alarming example of moral

  • Fight Club - Who is Tyler Durden?

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    the lead: the neutral, model-yuppie narrator who is unnamed except for the self referencial title of "Jack". Pitt plays Jack's dangerously controlling alter-ego, Tyler Durden. Tyler is a man without scruples, ethics, or decency. Tyler is Jack's darker side. He's the type of kid your mother warned you to stay away from, always up to mischief and mayhem. In fact, he spends most of his time plotting the downfall of society. Tyler is like a termite or a cockroach as he is rarely seen in public; and

  • Rage Against the Machine

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    Rage Against the Machine Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Timmy Commerford took to a Philadelphia stage in 1993 clad in black electrical tape that covered their mouths and the initials PMRC written in black marker across their chests. They stood in this fashion for fourteen minutes while feedback from their guitars rumbled through the amps. This seemingly simple prank was actually protest against the censorship of music and the Parents Music Resource Center, founded by Tipper