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Characters of Dark City

- Characters of Dark City                          I did my book report on Dark City by Frank Lauria.  The main characters in the book were John Murdoch, Mr. Hand, and Mr. Book.  Since Murdoch woke up in the icy bathtub in a strange room, he has been suspicious of everything. He is wanted for a series of brutal murders which he can’t remember committing.  He later finds out that he posses a power called tuning, which allows you to stop time and alter peoples perceptions.  Sort of like brain manipulation.  He soon finds out that he is being pursued by an alien race who call themselves the Strangers.  They want him because he is immune to their brain manipulation, so he is a threat...   [tags: Dark City]

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Skepticism in the Movie, Dark City

- Skepticism Skepticism is one of the major themes in the movie Dark City. Among the skeptical thoughts observed, four of them are especially significant. They include Allegory of the Cave, Descartes’ evil genius argument, omphalos hypothesis and simulation hypothesis. 1. Allegory of the Cave Dark City is a perfect illustration of the Allegory of the Cave, which is presented by Plato in the form of dialogues between Socrates and Glaucon. By comparing humans to prisoners in a cave, Plato argues that what we see are shadows projected on the wall, only that we mistake them for real knowledge which are named “forms”....   [tags: God, hypothesis, cave]

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Special Effects in Dark City

- Dark City, directed by Alex Proya, is a sci-fi thriller full of visually extravagant and atmospheric special effects. The film illustrates a metropolis where its human inhabitants are always engulfed in the nightlife darkness because the sun does not exist. The city is controlled by extraterrestrials known as the Strangers, who disguise themselves as humans and are devoted to researching the human race via manipulation and experimentation. Dark City has a shadowy tone and comic book feel, which is reflected by all the film elements used by Proya....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Dark Knight '

- Frank Miller was approached by DC Comics in 1986 to do a series on Batman called Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Miller depicted Batman as an older and slightly crazy superhero in a rundown Gotham that is being gradually devastated by corruption and evil. The series was a great success. Miller’s plots and dark writing explored Batman’s soul and showed a side of him un-seen before. A common theme throughout is the destruction and transformation of the bat symbol. The destruction and transformation is a metaphor for what happens to Batman’s character as the comic proceeds....   [tags: Batman, Two-Face, James Gordon, Gotham City]

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The Dark Knight Returns, By Frank Miller

- When comics were first coming out, they were not all that popular but in todays’ world, they have become very popular and well known. Several of these comics have been turned into films, which is one of the many reasons why the popularity has been rising over the years. One of the most well known comics is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. This comic was composed and released in 1986 by Frank Miller. With the usage of Frank Miller’s powerful, intense lines and the artwork done by Klaus Janson’s and Lynn Varley’s it has elevated this comic up to the very top of mainstream comics....   [tags: Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Gotham City]

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A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea

- A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea Always mesmerizing, Edgar Allan Poe's poems range from deep and depressing to dark and grotesque. Certainly this is true of his poem “The City in the Sea,” which is dark in tone and ambiguous meaning. What does it mean, and where did Poe come up with his concept. There are many possible answers to this question, and interpretations include the phallic and yonic symbols of Freudian theory and the idea of biblical cities as source material exist....   [tags: City Sea]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Batm The Dark Knight '

- ... He was everything Gotham has been crying out for. He was...a hero. Not the hero we deserved - the hero we needed. Nothing less than a knight, shining” (Nolan The Dark Knight). Many critics argue that Dent is more of a hero than Batman ever was; he presents himself to the public instead of hiding behind a mask, like Batman, and is a well-liked public figure rather than Batman who some citizens consider a vigilante rather than a hero. Viewers also view Dent as the tragic hero of Batman: The Dark Knight because of his ultimate struggles between good and evil that he faces after Rachel’s death....   [tags: Batman, Two-Face, James Gordon, The Dark Knight]

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Analysis of Archibald Lampman's The City of the End of Things

- Analysis of Archibald Lampman's The City of the End of Things     Iron Towers. Terrible flames.  Inhuman music, rising and falling.  Grim depths and abysses, where only night holds sway and gruesome creatures crawl before their awesome Master.  Through these disturbing images, and a masterful adaptation of the sonnet structure, Archibald Lampman summons forth The City of the End of Things.        The nameless City he creates is a place of mechanical slavery and despair, where Nature cannot exist, and human life is forfeit.  The place is a veritable Hell; no, worse than a hell - it is Tartarus.  By evoking the name of this, the most feared of realms in classical Mythology, Lamp...   [tags: City End of Things Essays Lampman Papers]

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The New York City Subway System

- ... GlaxoSmithKline had a hill to climb to change the experience of depression in Japan due to the stark differences in the experience of depression. But, the mega marketing efforts in Japan by GlaxoSmithKline were successful. Particularly, it was successful by using tools that were actually discussed in Gladwell’s work like the Stickiness Factor and The Law of a Few to advance its agenda. The stickiness factor came into play with the terminology of depression. The accepted term in Japan for depression was Ustbuyo which basically translates into an “incurable and inborn depression of psychotic proportions” (524)....   [tags: Suicide, New York City, Human behavior, Crime]

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Overview of the Dark Souls Videogame

- Dark Souls is an infamously challenging action roleplaying video game produced by Namco. Set in an open world environment, Dark Souls - like it's spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls - offers the player a formidable challenge while they explore the vast world of the game. Both Souls have been universally praised by critics and fans alike. In the words of Michael Thomsen for slate.com, "There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty....   [tags: technology, video game, namco]

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Mature Themes in The Dark Knight

- In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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Themes of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury

- In the story Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury, a great story that he develops themes of fear, change and symbol and label. The author uses techniques of similes, metaphors and personification that explain and convey them to the reader very powerfully. A clear and important theme developed in the story by Ray Bradbury through the use of personification is fear. In the sentence, ?The fear was never gone. it lay with Mr and Mrs Bittering, a third unbidden partner at every midnight talk?....   [tags: Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury]

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Dark Fairyland

- Faerûn is a lush land of rugged mountains and rolling hills, of vast deserts and dark forests, teeming cities and empty wilderness. It is a land of immense beauty and danger playing in the light of the ever-changing sun. A land where farmers and pioneers and city-folk alike ply their trade and live their quiet lives; where caravans twist across the landscape like giant slow-moving, bloated worms. Many brave and bold tales are told of those restless, adventurous young of all races who race headlong in their mad chase for something more; be it fame and fortune, escaping an abusive home(land), or simply answering the call of the road....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Robert Frost 's Dark Gravity

- Robert Frost was one of the most brilliant poets of his time. Becoming a New England native later in his life, Frost wrote many poems that incorporated characteristics of New England into his writing. This included, but was not limited to, the weather changes, the people, and many other components. Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26th, 1874. Based on his poetry, people argue that he is either the poet of quaint country wisdom or he is a poet of dark gravity, one who peers into the depths of the human experience, and whose poetics transcend being categorized as something merely country, merely quaint....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost, Winter solstice]

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Bhopal And The City Of Lakes

- ... Since 1984, 50,000 residents have lost their lives in Bhopal. At least 2000 people died immediately and another 200,000 to 300,000 suffered respiratory and other injuries of varying severity (NYT, 08/02/2002). Property damage consisted mainly of contamination to nearby areas by various chemical residues. Around 70 percent of the children born before the disaster continue to suffer from respiratory diseases and 55 percent from affected eyesight (Warner books, NY). After the catastrophe, many pregnant women had miscarriages, while others delivered malformed babies....   [tags: Bhopal disaster, Bhopal, Union Carbide]

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The Buried City of Pompei

- “Volcanoes. Call them Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end” (Pellegrino 3). Volcanoes have been found, studied, and erupting forever. Volcanoes are a well-known piece of nature, but have you ever been in a volcanic eruption before. The conditions are horrible, the sky is black, and the city goes dark. Likewise, the city of Pompeii had an eruption that radically changed the city. This made it considered to many people “The city frozen in time”. The tragic eruption of Pompeii has changed our culture and how we live life in this time period....   [tags: Volcano, Eruption, Italy]

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Film Analysis: City of God

- City of God is an action-packed, drama-filled, Brazilian crime film that follows the lives of several young men whose lives all take a drastic turn as the city they once knew falls to drugs, crime, violence and corruption. In my essay I will focus on three young men in particular who all seemed to be consumed by the chaos that surrounds them. Through a series of hard hitting edits, sharp camera cuts, intense imagery and vivid storytelling, the film comes to life to portray the reality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and also helps to develop each characters persona....   [tags: brazilian crime, drugs, violence, corruption]

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The Road Into the Dark

- But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Sole. For as they walk through the cobblestone streets, they whisper their goodbye to the great gardens and the uniform but inviting homes. There are no mansions or palaces because, to the people of Sole, all who dwell there live in mansions. The city itself, a palace. They enter the grand courtyard and slowly pass the fruit trees with the golden leaves shimmering in the moist breeze. The voice of wind blows in from the ocean on the Eastern shore of the city....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Venice: A Lagoon City

- Venice – a lagoon city. There is hardly any city characterised by such opposing attributes as Venice. Many may consider Venice to be the city of love and a senic gem on the water, novels and films usually paint a different picture. The city frequently appears morbid, mysterious and dark. During winter and autumn fog occupies the whole city. Venice is used by many authors as a backdrop to create an environment of suspense and death. Venice is an allegory of death, decay and rot. The city itself represents the literary synonym of the deterioration of the architectural wonder....   [tags: geography, death in venice]

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Super Hero Films: Dark Knight and The Avengers

- The superhero films that I would like to contrast is the Dark Knight and The Avengers. They are both high grossing movies that had received positive reviews from the viewers. The Dark Knight is a superhero action film based on the DC Comics, the Batman. There are a lot of fantastic action scenes in the movie where the hero fights with the villains. On the other hand, the Avengers is a science fiction action film that was released on 2012 based on the Marvel Comics, the Avengers. The film was directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner as the superheroes....   [tags: saving lives, grossing movies]

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Similarities Between The Dark Knight and the 9/11 Attacks

- Introduction: In 2005 Christopher Nolan spearheaded the commercial re-boot of the Batman franchise with the movie Batman Begins, the movie achieved wide critical acclaim, and, subsequently generated, talk of a sequel. In the summer of 2008, after a vast amount of advertising and viral marketing, the highly anticipated sequel was finally released. The film 'The Dark Knight' grossed almost $67,165,092 in its first day and went on to break countless box office records. Later the next year the film won 2 Oscars and was nominated for a further 6, one award won was the 'Best Supporting Actor' award which the late Heath Ledger posthumously received, for his portrayal of the 'Joker'....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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How Batman (Dark Knight Trilogy) is a Failed Hero

- ... (Batman Begins Wiki) He goes out of his way to do whatever it takes to stop them. He breaks into Arkham Asylum to confront Jonathan Gray, who is a doctor that creates a toxin designed to go into Gotham's water supply. When the police officers of Gotham attempts to apprehend Batman show up, he fights them off and escapes in the Batmobile. Later another colossal event in Batman Begins takes place when Batman fights Ra's al Ghul on a runaway train heading straight towards the center of Gotham City, Wayne Tower....   [tags: unorthodox, crime, villian, damage, environment]

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A Tale Of Two Cities and The Dark Knight Rises

- “It was the worst of times it was the best of times.”(book). In the book A Tale Of Two Cities innocents were killed, abused and imprisoned. This book had a hero and a bad guy. The hero was Sydney Carton and the bad people were probably the revolutionaries, Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge. In the movie The Dark Knight Rises innocents, were also killed but in several different ways. In this movie, the bad guy was Bane and his accomplices, and the hero was Batman. In the book A Tale Of Two Cities the ways that they would kill people were that they would behead them and they would hang them or they would let them rot in prison....   [tags: innocents, bad guy, hero]

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Comparsion of Forrest Gump and The Dark Knight Rises

- ... They both literally and figuratively conceal the person’s true identity. It’s also noteworthy that Batman’s mask covers his entire face except the mouth area, and Bane’s mask only covers the mouth. Ethan Gach gave his review of The Dark Knight Rises on ordinary-gentlemen.com on July 24, 2012. This is what he had to say about the symbol; “The arc of Nolan’s trilogy begins with Bruce Wayne’s becoming the Batman (a symbol), moves onto his being the Batman (forced ultimately to sacrifice that symbol), and then ends with his becoming Bruce Wayne again (and ultimately the purifying and rebirth of the symbol).” Batman is not the typical archetype of a superhero; he’s more like a normal guy and...   [tags: symbolism, mask, society, freedom]

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Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon

- Computer Generated Imagery: Transformers Dark of the Moon In 2007, history was born. In a less climatic way, Transformers, an American science fiction action film based on the toy line was debuted. The sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in the summer of 2009. Two years later, the third installment of the live action series, Transformers Dark of the Moon was released. In present day, enthusiastic fans await the arrival of the fourth installment of the Transformers film series, Transformers Age of Extinction....   [tags: film analysis, american science fiction]

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The Most Beautiful Time of Life in Alice Dark's The Gloaming

- ... The gloaming is the time of day right before the day ends, when the sky is beautiful and purple. This is a used as a metaphor of his life. “Perhaps gloomy was more appropriate for the mood in which that these two had found their selves.” Laird is at the end of his young life, he is going to die soon and he knows it, which is why he spends his last days with his mother talking about anything and everything. They talk about life, love, and their family as well. “He forgives his father. He also is redeeming himself for not having known his mother better by talking to her each evening, and giving her a greater sense of self in doing so.” They are able to open up to each other in a way that...   [tags: death, AIDS, family]

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Lisa Bright & Dark

- John Neufeld is the author of “Lisa Bright & Dark”. He lives and works in New York City these days. He was educated at Yale. His style of writing are usually touching stories. Finding information about John Neufeld is quite difficult since the Internet nor the book has provided any help whatsoever. Lisa Shilling is the main character of this book. She is just sixteen as she slowly loses her mind. Lisa is quite an example of teenager with problems which is why she’d be classified as a very real character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Age of Faith: The Dark Ages

- From the fifth to the fifth teen century, Western Europe went through a period called the Age of Faith, also known as the “dark ages”. The church wanted more power and authority, and that implicated a few changes. Not only did the internal structure of the church change, but so did the external. Thus the Age of Faith was simulated, and encouraged battles and adventures. This age was influenced by many factors, such as the reforming of the church, rebuilding of the church, and the crusades. Basic principles had to be returned to the church, as there were still many issues....   [tags: chuch, power, reforming, rebuilding]

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The Dark Side of the Moon Landing

- The Dark Side of the Moon Landing The Final Frontier In 1969, The United States successfully sent the first manned mission to the moon. It was a long time coming, a product of the Cold War’s Space Race. The Cold War began in 1947, between the Soviet Union and the United States. There was no actual fighting in the Cold War, just political conflict, military coalitions, and numerous competitions of brain rather than brawn. Among these competitions is the most famous Space Race. Although the Cold War commenced in 1947, the Space Race did not begin until 1955....   [tags: NASA, Moon Landing, United States]

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The And The Demos Of The Dark Age

- The social contract that existed between the basileis and the demos of the Dark Age was based on expectations. Thus, if the basileus were to take more than what the demos gave him, the contract became void and made the basileus’ position vulnerable to dissolution. Even though the basileus held substantial power over the demos, the demos held the real power. Therefore, the social contract satisfied the demos because the demos provided the basileus with their power, in doing so, the demos also expected the basileus to provide protection, generosity, and fair judgment....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Odyssey, Homer]

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The Relatability in The Dark Knight

- In The Dark Knight, the second film of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, Batman (Christian Bale) teams up with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to clean up the streets of Gotham City. However, a wrench is thrown into their plans with the appearance of the incredibly disturbed and sadistic criminal known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who aims to stop their “war on crime” by causing destruction and havoc. He begins his crime spree with a bank robbery and then uses the money he gets from it to stage a variety of devastating stunts....   [tags: film, batman, realistic]

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The Dark Tower by Stephen King

- The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]

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The Dark Side of the Olympics

- The Olympics are an inspiration to many people. Olympics give young people an opportunity to dream that it could one day be them standing on the podium. They have the power to unite people from around the world to celebrate with pride the achievements of amateur athletes. This all sounds great but there is a dark side to the Olympics that needs to be considered. What used to be a celebration of amateur sport has turned into a commercial enterprise that caters to the interests of the wealthy and big business over the average citizen....   [tags: Olympics, ]

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The Dark Side Of Mental Illness

- Mental illness is a harsh reality for many people around the globe, but it cannot be thought of as debilitating. Though many people who suffer from mental illness face several hurtles and no recovery from the disease they do find therapy, joy in life, activities they can be involved in, and a life with a new normal. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects how individuals perceive, feel, think, and interpret reality. It is estimated that 51 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychiatry]

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Greek History: The Dark Ages

- Over sixty percent of the English words have originated from the Greek language. Many of these words came into the English language through the poetry and theater plays done in ancient Greece. The Greek plays have been shaped by historical events and their tragic past and put into one story. The ancient Greek theater demonstrated historical events and poems in the form of plays like in The Cyclops and performed them for the audience’s entertainment and awareness. Greek history has shown many tragic events over the course of time....   [tags: greek language, mycenaeans]

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Motifs of Light and Dark

- Harry Mulisch, through his novel The Assault, conveys the Nazi Occupation in the Netherlands in 1945 giving full emphasis on the impact to people’s lives. Anton Steinwijk, the protagonist of the novel, experiences traumatic experience when the military assaulted and killed his whole family. His wish to leave what has happened to him in the past is influenced largely by his devastation and undesirable perception of the war from what he has experienced. Additionally, people around Anton also encourage him to expect a peaceful future, away from the war....   [tags: Harry Mulisch's The Assault]

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Powerful Figures: The Dark Knight

- Since time immemorial, people have been generating images and stories of strong figures that they can look up to. These powerful figures are often referred to as heroes. While the presentation of these heroes and their traditional mythological stories are different from those of modern day fiction, the principles that guide these heroes and make up their stories are very much the same. This paper will examine attempt to show how this is the case, particularly with the hero known as the Dark Knight: Batman....   [tags: batman, greek mythology]

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Women And The Dark Road

- Throughout history and spanning over several cultures, women have been mistreated and oppressed based solely on the fact that they were born the wrong gender. In ancient Greece, women were considered an evil object that brought sin into the world and this is seen illustrated in the myth of Pandora’s Box. Also, within this culture, women were considered mindless creatures who had to be locked within a house for their own wellbeing. Women were burned alive in India because when a man passed away he had the right to take his property with him, even if his property was still alive....   [tags: One-child policy, Abortion, Pregnancy]

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A Citizen of New York City

- A Citizen of New York City I am proud to be a citizen of New York City. I am especially proud in this time of war, when so many of our brothers, sons, nephews, and friends are off fighting for this fine country of ours. It is saddening to see the countless obituaries of not only those killed in the war, but also of those whose lives have been taken [by] this epidemic that seems to have an insatiable hunger for human lives. I, along with numerous of my fellow citizens, have become more and more distraught to see the amount of death and destruction that has entered this fine city along with the war and this epidemic of influenza, both of which have created a dark cloud that casts a constant s...   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Influenza Health Essays]

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Simulation Proliferation and the City

- Simulation Proliferation and the City Mr. Hand wears all black, is tall, thin, and pale. He floats around a dark city and ends far too many lines with a creepy self-affirming “yesss.” In Dark City (Alex Proyas 1998) we see over and over again indications of the tropes and repetitions that make up the urban/filmic imagination. Not quite vampires, not quite grey aliens, not quite business men, not quite religious, not quite serial murderers, Mr. Hand and the other Strangers seem to be archetypal characters of the city....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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James Thomson’s Poem, City of Dreadful Night

- James Thomson’s poem ‘The City of Dreadful Night’ heavily features pessimism, uncertainty and restless toward the transition of modernisation going through the country. The uncertainty reflects the changes taking place in Victorian Era; the poem was written in 1873, only a few decades after the Industrial Revolution had taken place. Not only that, but also doubt and scepticism about religion was emerging into public discourse along with new scientific and intellectual ideas breaking though (Wild)....   [tags: literaray analysis ]

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Trip to New York City

- Trip to New York City Getting prepared and ready to explore something new is just minor compared to the actual adventure for a senior anticipating the departure of their school trip. I was a member along with 30 other classmates of the co-curricular group called Business Professionals of America, a club organized through our school. Our teachers, club officers, and all of the members had been planning and fundraising for our trip to New York City for months. The excitement grew more and more as each day got closer to take off....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive NYC Culture]

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Carson McCullers' Dark Love

- Carson McCullers was a well-known writer who came from the South; she became famous overnight after she wrote her first book: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She wrote many different types of books during her lifetime, with over a dozen books and numerous essays, most of them often touched on the topic of love. Though she wrote about love, it was the typical type of love that you’d expect such as romanticism, but rather, it was the dark type of love (Source 4). Many critics might question why she chose to write those dark and gloomy books; it was because of her love-struggling life that she endured....   [tags: Author Biography]

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The Dark Knight: Brilliant Movie that Sets a New Standard in the Superhero Film Genre

- “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just wanna watch the world burn...” Having artfully explored the origins of the caped crusader in Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan puts Gotham City under a completely new perspective in The Dark Knight, the thrilling second instalment of his superb reinvention of the superhero franchise. Gotham has returned to a state of fraudulence and criminality. Crime lurks at every corner....   [tags: films, movies]

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Dark Tourism

- Dark Tourism is defined by Foley and Lennon (2000) as "the phenomenon which encompasses the presentation and consumption (by visitors) of real and commodified death and disaster sites." Tarlow (2005, Pg 48) ascertains that it is "visitations to places where tragedies or historically noteworthy death has occurred and that continue to impact our lives." Dark Tourism is a relatively new term to academic research so at these early stages it is still not well-defined. The two most scholarly definitions I have included are still loose and slightly vague, although these interpretations have increased debate and research into this area....   [tags: Social Issues, Grief Tourism]

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New York City

- When you associate anything with New York City it is usually the extraordinary buildings that pierce the sky or the congested sidewalks with people desperate to shop in the famous stores in which celebrities dwell. Even with my short visit there I found myself lost within the Big Apple. The voices of the never-ending attractions call out and envelop you in their awe. The streets are filled with an atmosphere that is like a young child on a shopping spree in a candy store. Although your feet swelter from the continuous walking, you find yourself pressing on with the yearning to discover the 'New York Experience'....   [tags: Descriptive Personal Narrative Essays]

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The Dark Knight

- "The Dark Knight" is grimly magisterial. It's a summer blockbuster that contemplates near-total civic disaster: Crowds surge, tractor-trailers flip, and buildings explode, but the pop violence feels heavy, mournful. Light barely escapes the film's gravitational pull. Yet flitting through this 10-ton expressionist murk is a diseased butterfly with stringy hair and a maniacal giggle. Played by a dead actor, he's the most alive thing here. It's not quite fair to say that the late Heath Ledger steals "The Dark Knight" from Christian Bale and the forces of (problematic) good, but, as the Joker, he is the movie's animating principle and anarchic spark - an unstoppable force colliding with the immo...   [tags: Movie Film Review]

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Summary Of ' Rebels : City Of Indra

- ... However, In the city of Indra, characters use booster injections to allow their feelings of distress to recede. Booster injections are induced with emotions of gratification to suppress overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Booster 's decrease the amount of emotional expression that the characters get to convey, which puts their mental health at risk. In the novel one of Lex 's friends from training is depressed. Lex responds unusually to this situation. Livia says, " Kane sighs. I refuse to mention his weird behavior....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Vaccination, Psychology]

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Mexico City's Environment and the Media

- Media portrayal of Mexico City is very alarming. Americans are fearful to have any kind of communication or connections with the city. Especially when they hear the media talk about the high volume of violence occurring in Mexico City. It affects the interest of great corporations, and the partnership with the United States and many other countries that might want any kind of engagement with the City. Mexico City is home of beautiful culture and traditional history, the attractions are the main reason why tourists visit, but few years ago there has been a decline in tourist rates....   [tags: violence, pollution, crime]

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Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism

- Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism Abstract: Ammonium nitrate can be a very beneficial compound when used correctly. It has allowed American farmers to produce more and better agricultural products for decades. The Oklahoma City bombing revealed ammonium nitrate's dark side, however. That bomb, constructed from basic fertilizer, awakened America to the dangers of the common compound. It also caused America to loose its innocence of domestic terrorism. On April 21, 1995, America was forced to come to grips with terrorism on a scale never before witnessed on American soil....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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City of Salia Wakens to Death

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The City Limits By Ammon

- ... In addition, Ammon expresses, “that birds’ bones make no awful noise against the light but / lie low in the light as in a high testimony,” (4-5) suggesting that the light shines from above as an unreachable source of “abundance” and overpowers even the creatures that take flight and soar higher than any other. This could be a reference to the mysticism surrounding religious perceptions of Heaven as a distant and vast goal, further contributing to the spiritual essence of the poem. Undoubtedly, Ammon also uses the title to paint a picture of an empty cathedral, with stained glass windows that project piercing rays of revelation and enlightenment unto a congregation....   [tags: Meditation, Spirituality, Fear, Style]

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Spart A Key City State

- Sparta was a key city state which was located on the Peloponnesian Peninsula in southern Greek, which today is referred to as Laconia. Sparta is historically known for their strong military training, warfare tactics, and numerous victories. This city state included full citizens known as the Spartans, the helots, and the Perioeci. The men of Sparta had a main obligation to become strong warriors, fight with their brothers, and protect against any invasions or attacks. The helots where owned by city state of Sparta....   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Army, Spartan Army]

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Death as an Indisputable Ruler in The City in the Sea by Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his short stories in a genre of Gothic fiction or Gothic horror. Poe is considered to be an interpreter of the genre as he managed to change and to renovate it by focusing on the psychology of his characters rather than on the traditional Gothic fiction elements. The theme of death is cross-cutting throughout the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His poem The City in the Sea is no exception to that rule. A well known critic T. Frederick Keefer claimed: “Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea is one of the most effective products of his poetic genius and craftsmanship, but it is also the least understood of his major works.” (3, p....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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The Batman 's Role As A Villain

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The History of Urban Planning

- Evidence of urban planning exists since antiquity. In ancient Greece the first settlements grew to be cities were following no particular urban plans mainly with the exception of their acropolises. However excess population growth in these city states lead to the colonization wave of the mediterranean during what is known as classical antiquity. The colonies were founded by their metropolises after carefully selecting their locations, providing access to natural resources (minerals, fertile lands, water) and trading routes....   [tags: streets, city, zoning]

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Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness     The brightest of lights can obscure vision while darkness can contain truths: one must not be distracted by the sheen of light, which conceals the deeper reality present in darkness. Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness illustrates this idea with the use of several symbols. White Europeans are used as symbols of self-deception, and objects with an alabaster quality are symbols of barriers to inner truth. Black is the foil of white; it represents the inner truth beneath the white surface reality....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Measure for Measure: The Dark Comedy

- The Dark Comedy of Measure for Measure Measure for Measure, the last of Shakespeare's great comedies, is also the darkest of his comedies, and represents his transition to tragic plays. This play differs from Shakespeare's other comedies, and is in many ways more akin to tragedy than to comedy. In setting, plot, and character development Measure for Measure has a tragic tone, however, because none of the main characters actually loses his life, this play is considered a comedy. Almost all of Shakespeare's comedies have dual localities: the real world of crime, punishment, and responsibility, and an idyllic world, where reality is malleable, and forgiving....   [tags: Measure for Measure Essays]

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Revelations of Dark and Light in Heart of Darkness by Josephy Conrad

- ... Old knitter of black wool. Morituri te salutant” (Conrad, pg 10-11). The door of darkness refers to Africa and the black wool is the people of Africa who are being used by the ivory traders and the two women are a representation of Europe as well as the ivory traders who see the Africans as children who behave as foolishly. Conrad is obviously trying to say that the two women represent how the European traders see the people of Africa, as a commodity to be used and the door of darkness is Africa....   [tags: journey, symbol, morally, morality, immorality]

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Ray Bradbury 's Use Of Dark Descriptive Language

- In a stringent, futuristic world dominated by media, The Pedestrian, written by Ray Bradbury, showed the perils of losing humanity, in an age flooded with technology. Bradbury’s use of dark descriptive language coupled with futuristic emptiness and a strong, amiable character, left the reader saddened yet inspired. The dystopian parable rendered Bradbury’s life in Los Angeles, with its bleak attack on urban alienation. “Ray Bradbury Biography” Bradbury 's work evokes the themes of isolation, technology, censorship, and humanistic values....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Dystopia]

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Noble Lies in Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight

- ... Knowing that he doesn't have long to live and that his teacher salary won't be enough to financially support his family after his impending death, Walter uses his extensive knowledge of Chemistry to begin producing and selling crystal meth with Jesse. This begins Walter's struggle to keep the unfortunate truth hidden from his family. When Walter starts spending the majority of his time cooking meth with Jesse, he has to lie his wife about where he's going. As Walter and Jesse's business begins to flourish, they make so much money that Walter doesn't know how to handle....   [tags: money, intentions, heroism]

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Child Of The Dark By Carolina Maria De Jesus

- In the favela of São Paulo, Brazil, 1958, Carolina Maria de Jesus rewrote the words of a famous poet, “In this era it is necessary to say: ‘Cry, child. Life is bitter,’” (de Jesus 27). Her sentiments reflected the cruel truth of the favelas, the location where the city’s impoverished inhabited small shacks. Because of housing developments, poor families were pushed to the outskirts of the city into shanty towns. Within the favelas, the infant mortality rate was high, there was no indoor plumbing or electricity, drug lords were governing forces, drug addiction was rampant, and people were starving to death....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Poverty]

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The Dark and Twisted Joyce Carol Oates Revealed

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Fear is the Path to the Dark Side in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... While being questioned by Hale, Abigail fears for her life and tries to push the blame onto Tituba. Tituba falsely confesses to dealing with the devil and scapegoats numerous other people, allowing fear to win once again. Seeing a way out Abigail and her friends start blaming more and more innocent people. However, the scapegoating does not stop at Abigail, as every accused “witch” is forced to falsely accuse both themselves and the people around them under the fear of death. The city of Salem is driven by fear....   [tags: diabolical, sacrifice, innocent]

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Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in

- Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in Preludes. Also refer to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock if you wish. In both ‘Preludes’ and ‘The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, the modern city is one of the main themes. Eliot’s fascination with the modern city could stem from the fact that he was an American, and so when he moved to England in 1915, the modern city was a part of England of which he was in awe. Eliot was also influenced by the French poet, Charles Baudelaire who explored the poetic possibilities of “the more sordid aspects of the modern metropolis.” I believe that this is what Eliot is doing in Preludes; I believe he is exploring the poetic possibilities of...   [tags: English Literature]

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The City Shimla, The Most Beautiful in the World

- India is a county of diversity, religions, and languages and in that large nation, a city named Shimla, located in northeast where Himalaya is located, holds the beauty of the world in it. It shows the series of white and bright snowy hills covered with pine trees, cold freezing air which gives goose bumps. Its key attraction is deep valleys where even echoes take time to come out. The “ Queen of Hill Stations” is my city, where air talks, hills drag, and trees dance. City shows its attraction, tradition, and affection to people....   [tags: India, Travel, Tourism]

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Sociological Aspects of "The Devil in the White City"

- Sociological aspects of “The Devil in the White City” “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson was a mix between two stories that overall worked well together. The stories worked together to convey the true overall meaning of the theme good versus evil. Good and evil are seen everywhere throughout the novel, even in the most obvious of places such as the title. Good and evil, dark and light, they all stand for the same thing. White is normally found to be pure and good. By the author naming the book, The Devil in the White City, he is trying to tell the reader that the novel is about how even in truly pure places evil will follow....   [tags: Erik Larson, literary analysis]

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Representation of New York in Manhattan and Sex and the City

- Representation of New York in Manhattan and Sex and the City Manhattan, the city of New York, is often depicted in the media by images of skyscraper buildings and yellow taxis. I am going to analyse the representation of New York by looking at and comparing the opening sequences of the series "Sex and the City" with the film "Manhattan". I will be looking specifically at how the directors achieve their interpretations of New York by the images of New York and the cinematic devices that they use....   [tags: Papers]

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Death Of A Guatemala City By Victor Montejo

- Poverty is a difficult and horrible way to grow up in life. It causes people to become stressed, and terrified of the world. It also demonstrates the ugly side of the world. When you ae in poverty. It causes people to become desperate and do horrendous things like murder, rape, and prostitution. But poverty can also produce strong, determined, and hopeful humans. In Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus by Carolina Maria de Jesus, we see the ambitious mother of three living the daily struggle of living in the poor favelas in Brazil....   [tags: Poverty, Shanty town, Starvation, Malnutrition]

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The Ghetto Of New York City : Harlem

- ... The plan was for Precious to obtain a GED. Not knowing Precious’ dysfunctional home situation, the principal assumes that Precious is promiscuous and needs to turn her life around. Little did the principal know that she would be the saving grace and the start of a new life for Precious and her born and unborn babies. Sadly, in the movie, Precious endure another abusive attack by her mother upon mother’s knowledge that the principal came by her home to speak with her about Precious’ school performance....   [tags: Family, Father, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Campus Crime: City Influenced or Student Provoked

- Campus Crime: City Influenced or Student Provoked For most students, college is a time of learning and growth, with the occasional partying, and mistakes made here and there. However, in recent years, life on college campuses has taken a drastic turn. In addition to worrying about passing classes, students are also worrying about what their fate will be if they make the wrong decision and turn down the wrong corner. As home to over 250 college campuses, Boston is a breeding ground for young kids experiencing their first taste of freedom....   [tags: Violence College Essays]

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Light vs. Dark in Heart of Darkness

- Light vs. Dark in Heart of Darkness The realism movement of the late nineteenth century produced works in literature that were marked by reduced sentimentality and increased objectivity. The goal was to let details tell the story, and remove noticeable bias of the author through scientific and detailed descriptions. While this form of storytelling undoubtedly is most accurate, it creates difficulties for authors to incorporate their themes into the story. This resulted in an increase in symbolism in realist works....   [tags: Heart Darkness Conrad Essays]

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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels

- The highest grossing films for nine of the last ten years were movie sequels. Movie sequels have been around as far back as 1916’s “Fall of a Nation” and as recent as this years, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Though some critics have successfully argued against the need and quality of movie sequels, they have outranked some of the best original and standalone films in movie lists; with the top sequel contenders being “The Godfather: Part II”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and 2008’s most anticipated film, “The Dark Knight”....   [tags: capitain america, dark knight]

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Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark

- Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark   Vladimir Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark takes the movies for its style as well as its subject matter. In recounting the farcical tragedy of director Albinus and starlet Margot, Nabokov imports a wide variety of techniques and imagery from the cinema into the novel. But Nabokov's "cinematic" style is not analagous to that of a screenplay: the polished prose is always tinged with the novelist's trademark irony. Gavriel Moses notes that   Nabokov's most consistent reaction to popular films in their public context is his awareness that the film image......   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City Explained in Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman” and Gogol’s “Nevsky Prospect”

- ... A view of Nevsky Prospect becomes provides a window into a miniature version of St. Petersburg. The story opens with a larger picture of the life on Nevsky Prospect with all its richness and complexity. Then, in the second part, Gogol follows two characters who give readers insight into the detailed lives of the people who roam the city, enabling us to see the darkness behind the colorful picture painted in the first part. We experience the city in two ways: First as an onlooker, walking the streets and becoming familiar with the general city; then the view is shifted, and readers venture into its depths and watch how individuals lead their lives....   [tags: life, complexity, classes]

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SMOKE CITY: A STORY OF REDEMPTION

- INTRODUCTION The 21st century is an age of environmental awareness. We have commissions and agencies that measure our pollution in minutiae level parts per million. There is study after study of the affects of not only elemental health pollution, but also mental health pollution. Although there is no doubt of the importance of this era of hyper-awareness of this movement, it is a new phenomena in the spectrum of history. In the United States, a vanguard in environmental awareness has only seriously started legislating pollution controls for the protection of its citizens in the past thirty years....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Film Comparative: City of God and Sexy Beast

- The films City of God and Sexy Beast are both crime films that share many similarities such as narrative shape, light, and in both films the narrative unravels in foreign countries. The on difference they have is the classification of crime genre. City of God 2002, directed by Fernando Meirelles depicts the Rocket’s past, how he became a photographer, and how he got out of the slums in a chilling sequence of flashbacks to the people he knew and the life he ends up leading, the whole film could play out as a drama....   [tags: foreign countries, adventure]

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Commentary of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

- The Devil in the White City is a literary nonfiction novel that is centered around the World’s Fair in Chicago. The subtitle of The Devil in the White City is “Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.” As Erik Larson describes so vividly, the fair did just that. From the way electricity is distributed through homes, to the length of our working hours or days in a week, to cultural icons, and amusement parks. There is a brief but fascinating link between the Fair and other inventions today....   [tags: Fair, Chicago, Murder]

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Chicago: The City That Taught Me How to Love

- A vast concrete wonderland it appeared to be, that windy city not unlike Winnipeg. The atmosphere was a combination of slightly foreign culture and familiar tragedy. Skyscrapers towered over slums like silent lords looking down on the peasants, lake shores sparkled and green canopies waved in the breeze. A city built from the bricks that were carried on the backs of the bones that the buildings now lie on top of. Welcome to Chicago, Illinois. I fell in love on the bank of the south-western tip of Lake Michigan, cradled by water-breaks on either side of me, in love with the city and with the person that persuaded me to go to the city in the first place....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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The Events Of The Salt Lake City, Utah Area

- ... We liked to trick her sometimes too. We would go on the swings until we felt like we were saoring as high as the planes and then jump out of the swing and pretend we fell out. She would come running and nuzzle her wet nose on your face. Fourth of July was my favorite, because we would arrise early in the morning and go watch the parade.There were graceful floats, gorgeous brown horses and classic cars. Then, all our cousins would come over and we would barbeque, play tag, ride our bikes, and have water balloon fights, we weren 't permitted to wear swimsuits either, so if you can imagine running around in a long wet prairie dress, it is quite difficult....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Father]

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