To Scream Or Not To Scream - 743 words
To Scream or not to Scream In the realm of horror movies there are many genres. There is the slasher, the rogue animal, the alien monster, and even the freakish natural disaster just to name a few. The genre that seems to dominate the field currently is the slasher movie. There is a movie in the slasher genre that adheres to many of the slasher movie rules and at the same time violates many slasher rules. This dynamic slasher genre movie is called Scream. To be included in the slasher movie genre, a movie must meet certain criteria. A slasher movie must have blood, and lots of it! Many slasher movies are centered on a lead character, which usually turns out to be a beautiful virgin. Killers ...
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The Scream, Society, And The Common Man - 1,211 words
Existentialist philosophy at first may appear to be at odds with the everyday world; however, existentialism has some very real applications in the context of society as opposed to the context of existence. Society gives us a role in life, something to give our lives meaning, but what happens when we look too closely at our role and reconsider it? What happens when we ask, why? The Scream by Edvard Munch is the answer. While not everyone in society feels like the man portrayed in Munchs painting, a growing number of people do, and it is expressed in numerous ways through our society today. A plethora of evidence supports this assertion; from modern societal organization and alienation to spe ...
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Marching On - 670 words
Sweat dripping down my face and butterflies fluttering around my stomach as if it was the Garden of Eden, I took in a deep breathe and asked myself: "Why am I so nervous? After all, it is just the most exciting day of my life." When the judges announced for the Parsippany Hills High School Marching Band to commence its show, my mind blanked out and I was on the verge of losing sanity. Giants Stadium engulfed me, and as I pointed my instrument up to the judges stand, I gathered my thoughts and placed my mouth into the ice-cold mouthpiece of the contrabass. "Ready or not," I beamed, "here comes the best show you will ever behold." There is no word to describe the feeling I obtain through music ...
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Nihilism In Garders Grendel - 971 words
Nihil ex nihilo, I always say(Gardner 150). These are the words of the infamous Grendel from the novel, titled that same character, by John Gardner. They represent the phrase life itself is meaningless which is taught to Grendel by a few different people throughout this novel. In the following essay, the explanation of this phrase, the way Grendel learns about nihilism, and how Grendel develops the concept of nihilism, as it is known, will be discussed. First, we attack the nihilism itself. What is Nihilism? Well, this is one of the main components of the book. It means life itself is meaningless. What is meant by that phrase is that anything you do or decide to do, means nothing. For exampl ...
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Adventures Of Huck Finn - 1,373 words
... lows Huck freedom, but he does it in a loving, rather than an uncaring, fashion. Thus, early in their relationship on Jackson's Island, Huck says to Jim on page 76, "This is nice. I wouldn't want to be nowhere else but here." 5. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His drunken and often missing father never paid much attention to him; his mother was dead and when the novel began, Huck was not used to following any rules. The book's opening finds Huck living with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. Both women were fairly old and were really somewhat incapable of raising a rebellious boy like Huck Finn. Nevertheless, they attempt to make Huck in ...
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Joy Luck Club - 1,963 words
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan, 1989, Chinese A. Jing-Mei (June) Woo. June is rebellious in nature, always swimming against her mothers dreams for her, not because they were harmful dreams but because she felt she could never live up to them, and she didnt because she thought she couldnt. Her mothers death has brought her face to face with questions about herself, her mother, and both their identities. B. Suyuan Woo. Like any mother Suyuan wanted her daughter to be the best she could be. She pushed her, to make her proud of herself, to give that one child what the two that were swallowed by her past could not. A. An-Mei Hsu. She is a strong woman, whose strength came form her mothers sacrifice. ...
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Superstitious - 884 words
R.L. Stine who is one of Americas best-selling authors and the devilish creator of the Fear Street and Goosebumps series of horror stories for kids. Stine is who wrote the book I read, but he came back with a book for the older generation. All of Stines ideas in his books are suggested from real life. Most of his ideas came from his imagination and his memory. He now lives in New York City with his wife Jane, and teenage son, Matthew. The story took place on a small Pennsylvania College campus. Numerous of murders had taken place. Every murder was much more gruesome than the first. The detectives didn't know what had happened. The victims looked like an out of control animal rather than a hu ...
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Jurassic Park - 698 words
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton is an incredible book, which describes genetic engineering and the creation of an extinct species. Michael Crichton uses marvelous detail throughout the book. As great as the book is, it is not that appropriate for children who are 15 and under because of the gore, description, violence, and obscenities through out the story. Jurassic Park is a great book. Michael Crichton uses such descriptive detail, that you could picture everything that is going on like you are watching a movie. There is not one moment of boredom in the book. Every second something new is happening or another problem in the park occurs. These things make the book very hard to put down. ...
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The Wreckage - 1,072 words
Its New Years Eve 1989 and the dawn of another boring decade is upon us. At least that was my opinion as I sat in my car driving to my friend Rons party. It was going to be the best party of the night. Everyone who was anyone in the Senior class was going along with a few juniors and sophomores. When I arrived I saw my girlfriend Cindys car parked along the side of the road along with about thirty or forty others. I was rather glad she was already there because I hadnt seen her for a few days because I was off visiting relatives for the holidays. As I parked my car and got out a few of my friends called out to me so I went over and talked to them for a few minutes before going inside. As I s ...
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Lilies Last Forever - 1,213 words
... lotions, and body sprays when the phone rang. Thank you for calling Victorias Secret this is Lily. How can I help you? Hi, I was wondering how much your Riveria Sun package is? Back to the display tables she went. After a couple of hours passed, she decided to go on break. She went to a nearby restaurant and decided to sit and eat there instead of taking it back to work. As she sat and ate, she was totally unaware of someone watching her. The person was pretending to be reading a newspaper, but the persons eyes were really fixed on her. As Lily ate, she reflected back on the events that happened to her. She decided that Bill and Alex were good friends to have around because they were so ...
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The Island - 969 words
Slowly I rowed my canoe toward Hide Away Island, my island. The oars glided gently over the water making ripples. If you had been standing on the shore looking at the scene, Im sure you would have found it very picturesque. The setting sun was reflected by the water, and over head birds flew. I didnt take the time to enjoy the beauty though, because I know with each stroke of the oars, I got closer to my refuge. The minute my canoe scraped the sandy ground, I let out, and tied it securely to a branch. Grabbing my pack, I began my trek to my fort. I first built the fort when I was ten, all by myself, but the fort was really Chads idea. Chad was my big brother. Hes the one who really discovere ...
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People And Their Annoying Habits - 908 words
English 3 People and Their Annoying Habits Misty 1/30/00 Have you ever noticed that some people do things that make you want to scream, and when you tell them to stop, they didnt even realize that they were doing it? Or maybe you tell them to stop and they say something like, I cant help it, its a habit. Well, I have and I am going to discuss the different situations and different ways people are annoying. Such as in the classroom at school and with friends, or while giving a speech or even when meeting new people. People can be annoying whether in a large group or just watching people, but these are a few places and atmospheres that I have noticed the most frequent annoyances. When in a lar ...
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The Judgment Day - 1,626 words
Sitting in this waiting room for more than about a day or two of the earthly time measures, Macbeth started to feel bored especially after the two other persons who were waiting with him have been called from the other room. Gazing at the ceiling, which seemed to have no color, Macbeth heard footsteps coming form the same door he entered two days ago. An old blind man came in led by one of those fierce angels, which Macbeth keeps meeting since they woke him up from his grave. After several failing attempts by Macbeth to make noise so to show the blind man that hes not the only one in this room, Macbeth goes to sit in the chair next to this new visitor and starts a conversation, hoping to bre ...
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Are Societies Ills The Fault Of Rock Music - 551 words
Rock has been blamed for many things in society such as rape, murder, and suicide. It's human nature to both need a reason for why something happens, and to pass the blame to someone and/or something else. In 1690's Salem, witches were blamed for all misfortune and innocents were hung. In 1930's and 1940's Germany, the Jewish faction of society was blamed for all that was wrong, and put to death. Now in the 1990's and 2000 music is blamed, will it have the same fate? Music has noconsciouness, will of it's own, or any inherent good and evil. Yet we blame rock for driving people to commit heinous crimes. Rock is not a living thing, it's not a virus to infect our minds. It cannot bring people t ...
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None Provided - 3,489 words
... nded in the square soft light from the window, and started to peck the damp ground in search of worms. Im coming for you. the words rang thorough Vivians head like a fog horn blaring through the deadly silence of a warm summers night. She looked up and screamed, the man from her dreams stood four feet from the window. He stared at her, his deep, black eyes didnt move, they just peered through the window. Im dreaming, I have to be dreaming Vivian thought frantically but she knew it was not true. This time she wasnt dreaming, there was no escape. She sat staring at him, too petrified to turn away, trusting that if she did he would walk through the window and kill her. The cardinal that she ...
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Poes Burial Motifs - 1,299 words
... with him. He likes to hear the suffering in the voice of his victim. He gets off on causing pain. Replying to Fortunato's plea he mimics "Yes, let us be gone," with contempt in his voice (Poe 7). Montressor has broken another man's spirit, and taken away his life. This makes him happy, because he has upheld a troublesome family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" ("No one assails me with impunity") (Poe 4). A twisted outdated motto causes the death of Fortunato. The burying of a live body conjures up images of desperation and hopelessness of the victim. Montrtessor has all of the power. He picks the time and place where Fortunato will meet his end. Obvious disregard of life is maniacal. The ...
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Herodotus And Rhampsinitus And The Thief - 1,201 words
Herodotus and Rhampsinitus and the Thief Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his familys opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made up of tales told to him by people from Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Colchis, He was criticized by several ancient writers for creating stories and passing them off as the truth. Herodotus is most famous for the nine books he ...
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12 Angry Men - 800 words
Every person may have his own way of defining the term "reasonable doubt." In the play "Twelve Angry Men", by Reginald Rose, one juror, number Eight, stands alone against 11 others to convince them that the boy is not guilty. He looks beyond the given testimonies in order to give the boy a fair trial, though this is more then the others think the boy deserves. If the jury finds a "reasonable doubt", it must declare an innocent verdict. A young man stands accused of fatally stabbing his father, and his fate now lies in the hands of his "peers:" 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. At first, based on their conversation, it seems that it will be a ...
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Edger Allan Poe - 2,149 words
... part, uses an allegory as the literary theme in The Masque of the Red Death. I do not see the story as one intended to scare or keep the reader in suspense, however, more to leave the reader with a message concerning death, and trying to prevent the inevitable. Very little description is used throughout the story, excluding the description the most important roles in the story; the seven rooms, and the Red Death. I believe this is written the way it is in order to keep the reader focused on what is important, what is underneath the surface. The story covers a period of approximately eight days with most of the important action occurring each night around midnight. The location is the hom ...
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Fear In Different Genres - 2,967 words
... oes in. There is a scream as the tiger devours Kenny and Charles cringes outside the bathroom. Soon after that incident Miss Bird comes by to see what happened to the two boys, and she goes right into the bathroom and is devoured as well. Charles then noticed that the tiger was satiated and he proceeds to use the bathroom, and heads back to class. The fear in this story may also be a fear of growing up. Charles sounds to be in about first grade and is getting used to acting more mature and being a responsible young man. The fact that Miss Bird made him say bathroom instead of basement is something that may have played tricks on Charles' mind, and maybe the tiger was his fear come out int ...
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