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  • Blade Runner - 764 words
    Blade Runner Bladerunner: Humanity of Deckard & Roy Batty Essay written by Roy Batty and Deckard are both able to show us what it means to be human. To what extent do you agree? Through Blade Runner, we see an epic quest filled with meaning and symbolism applicable to the human condition. Replicants are basically human beings, except for the fact that they lack a history. As a consequence of this, perhaps, they also lack proper emotional faculties especially empathy. Empathy is the ability to place oneself in the position of another living being and understand that persons feelings. Blade runner promotes that empathy is the defining characteristics for humanity. The replicants, designed not ...
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  • How Mccabe And Mrs Miller And Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres And Defy Audience Expectations - 1,460 words
    How Mccabe And Mrs. Miller And Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres And Defy Audience Expectations Two genres which have always been Hollywood staples are science-fiction and the western. The genres can be seen in films made as early as Le Voyage Dans la lune (Georges Melies 1902) and The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter 1903). On the surface the two genres are very different, however if one looks closely at them they are similar in many ways. Both genres usually feature uncharted frontiers, strong silent protagonists, frightening savages (played by either space aliens or Native Americans) and damsels in distress. The formula for these two genres was established many decades ago and in rece ...
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  • Sling Blade - 508 words
    Sling Blade How did Carl relate to: 1. Linda: Carl acted respectfully toward Linda. He was generous. When he left he dropped off his savings, and fixed the washing machine. He told Linda how she was a good mother and how Frank's eyes light up when he is around her. He told Linda how much he appreciates her attitude towards him, making him biscuits at night and providing him with a place to stay. Carl can also be considered a kind of a protector to Linda. If you think about it, Carl is much sophisticated than the regular people since he feels others sadness. He is very emotional and understanding. 2. Doyle: He had a lot more problems than Carl did. He seemed to be a control freak towards anyo ...
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  • The Fallen Angel: Analysis Of The Final Scenes Of Blade Runner - 717 words
    The Fallen Angel: Analysis of the Final Scenes of Blade Runner The Fallen Angel: Analysis of the Final Scenes of Blade Runner. Director Ridley Scott's Postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot be destroyed, because it's destruction leads to silence, must be revisited. So memories and emotions are meaningless without immortality. " Like tears in the rain." Director Scott has a chilling story to tell, and there is a complex web of allegory and meaning lurking in the background. The final scene of Blade Runner reveal religious and philosophical parallels and these are Milton's Paradise Lost and humanity itself. God is questioned, mocked and finally de ...
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  • 16th Century English Weapons - 1,456 words
    16th Century English Weapons 16th Century English Weapons During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its way to England (Grolier). However, the use of gunpowder was minimal, because the use of had yet to be perfected. The technological advancement most useful during the period was pr ...
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  • 2 Xtreme - 3,708 words
    2 Xtreme Tricks to try!: Snowboard Triangle, Square, X, O Mountain bike X, square, triangle, O X, O, Square, Triangle Skateboard Triangle, X, Square, O In-line skate O, Square, X, Triangle Ace Combat 2 You can do anything you want!: Music Test Complete the game with a rank higher than First Lieutenant. A selection for music player mode will appear in the options menu. Press L1 or L2 to jump to the next track, R1 or R2 to jump to the previous track, Circle to select a track, Select to toggle the screen, and Square, Triangle, or X to quit. Free Mission Mode Complete the Kingpin mission. A "Free Mission" option that allows any mission to be played will appear at the opening menu. View All Aircr ...
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  • A Rite Of Passage - 863 words
    A Rite of Passage An Evaluation If you read the paper, peruse People magazine, or spend any time watching the tabloid TV shows, you would have the strong impression that what Lorena Bobbitt did to her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, in the wee hours of June 23 in Manassas, Virginia, was the equivalent of the shot heard round the world. You might think that Lorena Bobbitt single-handedly avenged the sexual crimes that have been perpetrated against all women from the beginning of time. There is no denying the primal, gut-wrenching reaction to John Wayne Bobbitts wound. It is an unheard of crime, too horrible for men to contemplate, fascinating and appalling to women. It is understandably a major ...
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  • Act 1 Scene 1 - 1,178 words
    Act 1 Scene 1 Its 2013, in a city called Trelador. A downtown club is bustling with activity. Police are all over the place and media are asking questions. Two witnesses to the incident describe what happened that night. The witnesses are two young teens about 17. They tell it like they saw it. Police Officer: All right guys, take it from the top. What happen? Teen 1: A guy with the biggest sword came in here and started slashing people all up. He must of had a something against the place. Teen 2: Yeah, he all came up in here and started stabin people and throwin them all over. He put some guy through a speaker and killed the music. Thats when I got mad. That guy, he just all punched me into ...
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  • Against Interpretation By Susan Sontag - 527 words
    Against Interpretation By Susan Sontag Susan Sontag, in "Against Interpretation," takes a very interesting critical standpoint on the idea of literary interpretation. Unlike most literary critics, Sontag believes that literary criticism is growing increasingly destructive towards the very works of art that they, supposedly, so greatly "appreciate" and "respect." Her standpoint could not be more accurate. Reading her work generates numerous questions, the most important of which is quite possibly, "How are we to take her final statement, In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art." In the light of her previous statements, made throughout the work, one could only see this particular ...
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  • An Unlikely Murderer - 1,776 words
    An Unlikely Murderer One would think that crimes with such a gruesome nature would be committed by a hatchet-wielding maniac as put by Russell Aiuto (1). But rather, the suspect was that of a church-going, Sunday-school-teaching, respectable, spinster-daughter(Aiuto 1). The young woman, Lizzie Borden, was charged with the killing of her father and stepmother, a crime worthy of Classical Greek tragedy (Aiuto 1). Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to research the life and trial of Lizzie Borden in order to determine if she was innocent or guilty of parricide, the murder of ones parents. It was on the 19th of July, 1860, that in Fall River, Massachusetts Lizzie Borden was born (Radin 268). ...
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  • Andrew Ott - 941 words
    Andrew Ott Macbeth Imagery Paper May 22, 2000 Blood Imagery in William Shakespeares Macbeth William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Macbeth in approximately 1606 AD. He loosely based it on a historical event occurring around 1050 AD. Macbeth is the story of a nobleman, who, while trying to fulfill a prophecy told to him by three witches, murders his King to cause his ascension to the throne of Scotland. After the Kings murder, Macbeth reigns as a cruel and ruthless tyrant, who is forced to kill more people to keep control of the throne. Finally, Scottish rebels combined with English forces attack Macbeths castle, and Macbeth is killed by a Scottish Thane named Macduff who has sacrificed eve ...
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  • Bad - 1,562 words
    ... l girl in town. I will get her good. Just wait and see. **** The weeks went by. My friends gave me hell. They kidded me about being the hot stud who thought a girl like Jenny would actually be interested in me. I laughed about it with them. Inside, I was on fire. I had heard she had told all her new friends what a geek I was. She told them everything I had said to her. It made me look like some kind of freak. I was really only trying to be nice to her. She is the one that kissed me. I wouldn't have had the nerve to do anything on my own. Why does she tell everyone about me? I was only trying to help. She needs to keep her mouth shut, but she wont. Maybe I can help her out with that probl ...
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  • Beowulf As An Epic Hero - 981 words
    Beowulf As An Epic Hero Every epic hero possesses certain heroic characteristics. Beowulf, like other epic heroes, possesses the following heroic qualities: epic heroes are superhuman types of beings. They have a noble birth and show great bravery. They display great intelligence and resourcefulness. They have a reverence for G-d and for the values of their society. They are dominant male figures and suffer severe pain, but in the end, they conquer evil (Vivone 9/27/99). In addition to Beowulf's heroic qualities, he is very strong. Beowulf was said to have "the strength of thirty [men] in his mighty handgrip" (Bloom 11). Early proof of Beowulf's extraordinary strength is evidenced by his dis ...
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  • Beowulf As An Epic Hero - 877 words
    BEOWULF AS AN EPIC HERO In reading the epic poem of Beowulf, the main character, Beowulf, has the characteristics of an epic hero by showing skill and courage, enduring fame, and royal responsibility . In the epic poem of Beowulf, Beowulf shows extraordinary and almost superficial skill and courage at the Slaying of Grendel, the Troll-Wife, and the Dragon. Due to the courageous slaying of the unwanted creatures Beowulf also becomes accustomed to the idea of enduring fame. Beowulf also must accept the concept of protecting his people as a royal responsibility. The epic poem begins with the slaying of Grendel. In the slaying of the abnormally large creature Beowulf shows portentous skills and ...
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  • Berbers In North Africa - 1,894 words
    Berbers In North Africa The modern-day region of Maghrib - the Arab West consisting of present-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia - is inhabited predominantly by Muslim Arabs, but it has a large Berber minority. North Africa served as a transit region for peoples moving toward Europe or the Middle East. Thus, the region's inhabitants have been influenced by populations from other areas. Out of this mix developed the Berber people, whose language and culture, although pushed from coastal areas by conquering and colonizing Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines, dominated most of the land until the spread of Islam and the coming of the Arabs. The purpose of this research is to examine the influen ...
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  • Canterbury Tales By Reeve - 1,504 words
    Canterbury Tales By Reeve Such comments as, "I pray to God his nekke mote to-breke" quickly reveal that the verbal game of "quite" involves much more than a free meal to the Reeve in "The Canterbury Tales" (I 3918). This overreaction, which grabs the attention of the audience and gives it pause, is characteristic of the Reeves ostensibly odd behavior, being given to morose speeches followed by violent outbursts, all the while harboring spiteful desires. Anger typifies the Reeves dialogue and his tale, which begs the question why. It appears to be a reaction to the Millers insults, but they are not extreme enough to provoke such resentment. He seem-ingly has no hesitation in articulating his ...
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  • Capoiera - 1,211 words
    Capoiera Capoeira is the common name for the group of African martial arts that came out of west Africa and were modified and mixed in Brazil. These original styles included weapons, grappling and striking as well as animal forms that became incorporated into different components and sub styles of the art. In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One of the first measures taken by the new arrivals was the conquering of the local population, the Brazilian Indians, in order to allow the Portuguese slave labor (for sugarcane and cotton). The experience with the Indians was a failure. The Indians quickly died in captivity or fled to their nearby homes. T ...
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  • Cavalry - 1,233 words
    Cavalry Medieval Calvary Throughout time horses have played an important role in society. Since their first introduction, they have continued to prove that they are a valuable asset. The horse fulfilled this role durning the middle ages to almost a key, in both personal and state affiars. It was in state affairs during the middle ages that the Cavalry rose to become an important part of the battle stratagies of medieval commanders. The unit of choice went from Northren Europes intialy based infantry system into a largely dependent cavalary based system. During the cavalarys rain as quaterback of the medieval battlefield, it did not go through untouched, but took some setbacks from certian co ...
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  • Clanx - 1,957 words
    Clan-X There's a new kid at school, his name is Leigh, he thinks he is such a big shot-know all. When he rocked up at school on his very first day, he tried to do a fancy bunny-hop on his crappie, smashed up old bike and stacked it. It was hilarious, especially when he tried to get back on. He just fell straight over it again and broke three of his spokes and started to cry. He walked around school the entire week, showing off in front of everyone, telling them how good he was, trying so hard to be everyone's friend, but we made sure nobody liked him. We were part of a Clan I started called Clan-X. My gang members were: Rene, Grant, Mark, Trent, Tim, Daimien and myself, Cameron. We basically ...
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  • Color Theory - 1,552 words
    ... ensations can be produced this way, including those red-blue mixes (purples and magentas) not found at any wavelength band in the spectrum. In photography, the principles of additive color synthesis underlie making separation negatives for photomechanical reproduction of color images, and dye transfer and similar printing processes. It was also the principal behind the Autochrome film process and similar screen processes. In the darkroom, additive color printing uses red, green, and blue exposures to obtain prints from color negatives and transparencies. ( 1 ) The Grainmaker filter relies on this principle of additive color printing. AUTOCHROME was a photographic transparency film patent ...
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