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  • Freaks of the Core

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    Freaks of the Core Wherein lies the odd attraction and power of the freakish? Just as often as it introduces us to expressions of common human experience, study in the Humanities also introduces us to the decidedly uncommon--to writers, artists and thinkers who push conventional limits of language and narrative, vision and imagination, memory and history, or logic and rationality. For our Freaks of the Core colloquium, we explored the outer limits of human expression and experience. What, we asked

  • Cleopatra's Change Into a Freak

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    after a transformation to create a like-ness. This is achieved through changing the embodiment in the case of both Fatelessness and Freak’s characters: in Cleopatra’s new Freak-ish body and Kertesz’s bodily scars and emotional distance. Freaks is a struggle between separate institutional ideals for power. The two bodies from the “freaks” (Cleopatra) and the “normal” (Hans) people are representative devices. Cleopatra and Hans allow the other access to themselves through their romantic endeavors. Cleopatra

  • Tod Browning's Freaks

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    It's a natural urge to be beautiful across all species. To carry your genetics into the next generation, you had to be a desirable partner and abnormalities just won't cut it. Judging the so called freaks has been going on for thousands of years and it's a taught habit. There is an emphasis put on the freaks code to stick together, as it reads “ the hurt of one is the hurt of all; the joys of one is the joys of all” showing there is a deep need to stick together in a world against them. He ends this

  • Freak Show Essay

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    Victorian freak show in Britain exhibited bearded ladies to dwarfs entertaining all classes of Victorian society. Furthermore, it encouraged the public to gaze at the ‘otherness ’ and to evaluate their meaning in relation to Victorian values and hierarchy. As Leslie Fielder argues the freak brings to life our most secret inner fears, ‘the freak challenges the conventional boundaries between man and female between human and animal’ . This essay will explore and analyze the treatment of racial freaks in

  • The Character Kevin in Freak the Mighty

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    Many people struggle to be accepted in our world because of disabilities. Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, is a dramatic and inspiring novel about how two boys, who are “different”, become friends and unite towards a common cause. Kevin, an eighth grader who lives with his mother Gwen, is one of the two protagonists in this extraordinary novel. Kevin is a very knowledgeable young boy who doesn't let his disability limit his abilities. Kevin uses his imagination to minimize his disability

  • Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

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    The book I read was called Cirque du Freak The Saga of Darren Shan. This is a quick and easy to read thriller for the whole family. Darren Shan tells this 266 page ?true story? about his life as a child wonderfully. This story is an attention grabber and once you start, it will be hard to put down. The setting itself is pretty simple. It starts in what I assume is about a fifth or sixth grade classroom and then falls into the circus. Of course, this is no ordinary circus; it is an ?underground

  • Skate Boarding - More Respect for Skater Freaks

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    More Respect for Skater Freaks The wheels of the board grind across the asphalt pavement, carrying its rider across the parking lot. His loose clothes rustle in the breeze, and his hair flies around his face until he puts on his baseball cap to control it. In one fluid movement, he pushes on the back of his board, curls his front foot, and leaps into the air. But the board seems to have a mind of its own and tangles itself in his feet. SMACK!! The skater's arm rakes across the pavement as

  • He wont let us freak-dance

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    girls gyrated back against them. They were freak-dancing, which is how most people dance to hip-hop, but Mr. Bennett had always felt it was too sexual for a school event. "It's [the same as] foreplay," he says. During the last song of the night, a girl got on all fours and rubbed her butt against her date's groin. Mr. Bennett was horrified: That's it, he thought to himself, I have to stop this! So at the start of the next school year, he announced that freak dancing would be banned at all future dances

  • Maxwell the Hero in Freak The Mighty

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    In today's society there are lots of people that believe that dumb people can not accomplish anything in there whole life. From the book Freak the Mighty this point is proven wrong. Max and Kevin, are the two most important characters in Freak the Mighty, they can both be described as dynamic characters. Each of them goes through major changes that are revealed through their actions, and by what the author says about them. Maxwell embodies the archetype of the hero's journey. I will discuss

  • Dick Diver as Control Freak in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays

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    Dick Diver as Control Freak in Tender Is the Night In Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, Dick Diver is assigned the role of doctor, but he does not play this role convincingly. In modern technical terms, Diver is a control freak, more dysfunctional than his star patient and wife, Nicole Diver. As Diver loses control of more and more situations and begins to assume Nicole's instabilities, his integrity lessens -- he becomes more of a drunkard and less of a psychiatrist. Diver's profession