The Supernatural

Macbeth is a screenplay written by the late, great William Shakespeare. Macbeth is the shortest and bloodiest tragedy he wrote. It tells the story of a Scottish military man who learns of three witches prophecies that say he will become king. Overtaken by his own ambition, he and his wife murder the current king. The problem, however, is that Macbeth is not first in line afte...
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C&P and Hamlet

The novels Crime and Punishment and Hamlet are two novels that explore similar themes as their plots develop that deal with human emotions, insanity, internal conflict, unpredictable moments, and murder. The novel Crime and Punishment is written by author Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the play Hamlet was written by the English playwright William Shakespeare and they both have share...
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Odysseus' Final Problem

Odysseus faced quite a large number of challenges in his time but his most challenging obstacle is undoubtedly the land of the dead.The land of the dead brought many challenges to the table that truly disturbed Odysseus in great ways.When at the land of the dead he just seemed distracted and disturbed.There are many examples that show this is the case. First of all the land...
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Southern Victory, A Reformed America

A great war was once fought, one country against itself, fighting over what was an opinion. The Civil War in America was one of great loss but also great gain. Where as everyone knows the outcome of this great war, what if it had been different? What if the Rebels had won? We live in a world where everyone accepts the past, as it cannot be changed, but there’s always the “wh...
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War or Peace

It is estimated that over 1 billion people have perished, in combat since the dawn of time (Hedges). War has been an ongoing theme, for the majority of recorded history and although most have preconceived notions on the ethicality of military pursuits, most lack knowledge of the irrational calculations that lurk behind the scope. As of right now, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, a...
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Edgar Allan Poe’s Suspenseful Style Techniques

Everyone can be scared to watch a horror movie, and wish to stop, but yet still watch it because it leads to wanting to know who’s going to kill whom or perhaps who really committed a crime. The audience can agree that if a book or film is more scary the better it is as in Edgar Allan Poe’s many works. Throughout the usage of imagery, diction, mood, and tone he produces myst...
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Confessions of a Teenage Anthropologist: Fighting

When my best friend recently came back from Korea (she was at a Tae Kwon Do competition), I began wondering how and when fighting transformed from a means of survival to form recreation. As I explored fighting in other cultures, I realized that boxing, wrestling, and other violent activities are sometimes integral parts of others’ cultures. In the United States, violence is o...
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The Three Mile Obstacle

Helen Keller Declared “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” (Keller) The year was 1880 when Helen was born, a healthy baby, but when she was only nineteen months old she got meningitis and became blind and deaf. In 1887 Annie Sullivan came to the Keller’s homestead to be Helen’s private teacher. Much like Helen Keller overcame her obstacle of not bein...
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Tracking…

When you think of tracking what comes to mind? A little hand held device that has a beam going in a circle showing little dots every once and a while, or of something else? Well, that’s something that is definitely an issue today. With all the technology that is advancing today, who knows what will be possible, even 5 years from now! People today, they don’t realize what the...
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Was Occupy Wall Street a Failure?

The Occupy Wall Street (also called OWS or Occupy) protests erupted in Zuccotti Park on September 17th, 2011. Originally thought up by Canadian anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters, the protests gained mass media attention for months before the number of protesters dwindled. Until the main protests diminished, OWS started a nationwide discussion of class division and inequalit...
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